Basement How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our basement step-by-step tips & ideas.
If musty odors are keeping you from using your basement, it’s time for that to change. With a bit of effort, you can eliminate funky smells from your below-grade spaces for good.
Does it make sense to insulate my basement ceiling? This Old House’s Tom Silva answers.
Need a good place to store wine? Read these steps to building a DIY wine cellar in your basement.
A bar can be the perfect addition to anyone’s basement. Here’s what you should keep in mind when planning your subterranean entertaining oasis.
Prevent basement flooding by installing and maintaining a sump pump.
Transform your basement into a more multifunctional space by adding walls.
Need to stop water from coming into your basement? Use gutters, a drainage system, and interior waterproofing to keep your basement dry.
What to use and how to install the outdoor entrance to your basement.
Get insider tips and a step-by-step guide for concrete floor leveling.
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough investigates a strange issue happening to foundations in the Northeast
Planning to create or redo a below-grade living space? Finished basements are vulnerable to damage from storm-water intrusions, leaking pipes and hot-water tanks, or simply high humidity. Lower the risk of mold or mildew taking hold by remodeling with materials made to shake off damp conditions
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner add switching to basement lights that used to be controlled by a pull string
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva teaches a homeowner how to repair some structural problems in his home.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a washer and dryer in his basement
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a new pair of basement bulkhead doors
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to rough-in the drainpipes for a basement bathroom
A finished basement suite entices friends and future grandparents in the best living space redo from the Search for America's Best Remodel 2015
Draining water from below-grade plumbing with This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey
Afraid of water in the basement? Avoid a flooding disaster with damage-prevention specialist Michael Milligan.
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to replace a faulty pump
Partitioning off a below-grade space with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
Looking for water damage points with This Old House host Kevin O'Connor and damage prevention specialist Michael Milligan
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to keep a basement dry—even when the power goes out
A ruined basement upgrade is never a good surprise. Help prevent leaky mishaps with these 3 easy tips.
An eerie, partially below-grade storage space becomes a fun and functional getaway for a hardworking dad
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to warm up a chilly concrete wall
Using the right product for patching holes where water seeps in will save you a trip back with a wet vac and a sump pump.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates how involved putting in a sump pump can be
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva reviews his best practices when building out walls on a concrete foundation
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to fur out concrete basement walls to get them ready for drywall
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to install an emergency backup sump pump