Moved into a home which has a wooden frame strip around the front door. The strip does not extend all the way to the ground, and there's a small gap there (as shown in the attached photo). That gap leads directly into the basement. I can stick a rod straight through.
How would you recommend I fix this, both temporarily and permanently? It's winter in my region, and cold air is just leaking into the basement. Luckily the front door has a large awning, so no direct water has been getting here.