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Check house support beams
|May (every 5 years)|
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.
Inspect each support beam to ensure that there are no gaps between beams and the main house girders.
Gaps should be filled by driving in shims (thin pieces of metal or hard wood) as necessary.
Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
The benefits of this task are relatively high. Doing this task can help prevent uneven settling of your home, which can cause cracking in your walls and floors.
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.