What kind of issues, do you see from the attached and above photo?
Do you see Water Intrusion Issues? Do you see Water Damage that has continued, to enter the basement? Correct the outside of the home from water issues and then I would suggest sealing the basement walls and floor. Of course, before you do any sealing of walls and floors, make sure you clean, before you seal anything.
Do you see Water Heater Issues? The water heater, from the photo, has either not been maintained or it is very old. How water heaters need to be drained and flushed, at least once a year. Make sure you turn off the power to the hot water heater first, before you do any cleaning or flushing to it. You can drain the water heater first by using a garden hose and getting the water heater drained and flushed. Everything gets dirty. Everything needs a good cleaning. Notice, the rust or clay staining on the water heater?
Do you notice organic growth issues? Would a basement like this concern you, if you were buying or selling the house? Should it concern the buyer or seller?
Do you notice a dirty basement? When you are selling a home, make sure the basement is clean as well as organized and take care of any water damage or mold, that you might have. This can be a big turn-off to someone, who is wanting to buy a home.
When we have water intrusions, like in the above photo, do you think this can attract Termites?
Do you see any handrails on the steps and should there be one? For safety sake, put up a handrail or handrails. We do not want anyone falling. Right?
Could the reason that this basement has a moisture issue, be coming from drainage issues from the outside of the home? Are the outside downspouts being diverted away from the home? Does the home even have downspouts that are being diverted away from the home?
What other issues can you spot or do you notice?
My name is David Snell.
Executive Restoration LLC