Each year, hundreds of thousands of homes undergo some sort of renovation. The average cost to finish a basement, according to smartasset.com, is about $30,000. When anyone invests that much into anything the last thing they want is the money to go down the drain, figuratively and literally. Basement drainage, moisture and flooding is an important topic for any resident to understand, and if you don’t, then listen to this podcast so you don’t make the same mistakes as thousands of people who invest and end up paying out thousands of dollars in addition to the renovation. In this episode, City of Madison Engineering Division Public Information Officer Hannah Mohelnitzky hosts engineer Phil Gaebler and Jojo O’Brien to talk about everything basements and the main questions every resident should ask before investing thousands of dollars into a renovation that may be doomed to begin with.