Basement How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our basement step-by-step tips & ideas.
Partitioning off a below-grade space with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to fur out concrete basement walls to get them ready for drywall
In this how-to video, This Old House shows various ways to clear household clogs
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva solves wet basement problems.
Need to stop water from coming into your basement? Use gutters, a drainage system, and interior waterproofing to keep your basement dry.
In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a utility sink
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva teaches a homeowner how to repair some structural problems in his home.
Do you have cracks in your concrete floor that need to be patched? For a long-lasting repair, pay close attention to the edges and the mix. Read on to learn how to patch the concrete on your floors.
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.
Got water in the basement? Prevent mold and other problems from occurring by using a few simple, low-cost steps.
Afraid of water in the basement? Avoid a flooding disaster with damage-prevention specialist Michael Milligan.
Need a good place to store wine? Read these steps to building a DIY wine cellar in your basement.
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.
Prevent basement flooding by installing and maintaining a sump pump.
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
A savvy DIYer transforms concrete with a trompe l’oeil pattern
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a new pair of basement bulkhead doors
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
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to replace a faulty pump
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