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Check basement for dampness, leaks, or cracks
NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Basement are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.
If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Basement.
After a large rainfall, inspect walls and floors for any signs of excessive moisture, leaks, cracked or broken floors, or cracked walls.
Pay special attention to the joint where the wall meets the floor, as this is where most basement leaks develop.
Health & Safety
Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
The benefits of this task are relatively high. Doing this task can help prevent serious damage by water and pests, including termites, which can be very costly to eliminate and repair damage from.
The cost of this task is very low. It is estimated that this task should only take about 30 minutes to complete, and the task is relatively easy to do. Depending on how your basement is finished, you may need a flashlight to do parts of your inspection.