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D2D wrote:

Top two things that really bother my wife:

1. Water in the basement (thankfully none this year), and

2. Bugs of any kind, anywhere in the house

Shortly after we moved in we had water seep up through the basement floor. Turns out the sump pump died and we had a lot of rain.

We bit the bullet and had a high end sump installed with redundant pumps. Each pump has redundant floats. And we have battery back up and alarms, just in case. Thankfully it is still humming along.

I think once we get some drain tile installed outside the house, we should have more insurance against basement flooding.

I think the money we spend on this will also go a long way in resale of the house as well so we should get a chunk of it back eventually.