3. Basement Water
According to the latest HomeAdvisor cost profiles, you'll be looking at spending an average of $3,816 to waterproof the basement but your bill could reach $9,135 or more, depending on the amount of work that needs to be done. If tornadoes, hurricanes and torrential rains are a frequent occurrence in the area, you need to make sure the basement and home are well-protected from the elements.
"Just know that if your home has a basement and there's been flooding before, the chances of recurring flooding issues is high unless you hire a professional to come out and "waterproof" the basement, which can be extremely costly," said Stephanie Sullivan, real estate agent at My Chicago Realtor.