Basement Maintenance

Our basement maintenance tips can help you keep your home cost efficient, safe & cozy.

S22 E22: Mark McCullough and Richard Trethewey discuss keeping basements dry with Kevin O'Connor

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How To Keep A Basement Dry

Host Kevin O’Connor discusses wet basements and what homeowners can do about them with mason Mark McCullough and heating and plumbing expert Richard Trethewey.

6 Simple Ways to Get Your Yard and Home Ready for Fall

As the fall season begins, there are a few maintenance tasks to pay attention to around the house. Here are six ways to prepare your yard and home for the cooler season.

How To Pump Water Out Of Your Basement 

Whether it’s caused by a hundred-year flood or a plumbing malfunction, no one wants a swimming pool in their basement. Here are some ways to get rid of that standing water in your basement. 

How to Test for Black Mold

Do you keep getting a whiff of something musty in your bathroom or basement? Afraid it might be mold? Learn about three of the most popular kits to test for mold at home.

What to Know About Basement Foundation Cracks

Not every crack in a foundation wall—either concrete block or poured concrete—is cause for concern or needs to be fixed.

How to Prevent Mold in Your Basement

Got mold in your basement? Read this guide to learn how to identify and treat mold.

Sump Pump Installation in Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Exterior Drainage

Prevent basement flooding by installing and maintaining a sump pump.

How to Insulate Your Basement

From preparation to installation, here's a how to insulate your basement.

Tips for Waterproofing Your Basement

Need to stop water from coming into your basement? Use gutters, a drainage system, and interior waterproofing to keep your basement dry.

How to Level a Concrete Floor

Get insider tips and a step-by-step guide for concrete floor leveling.

All About Basement Mold

What you don't see can harm you.

How to Replace a Basement Window

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva puts in a new basement window

Top 10 Repair Questions

Expert answers to the most frequently asked home maintenance questions

Sump Pump Cover

Should it be covered or sealed up to block out radon gas? Read on to learn why you may want to invest in a cover for your sump pump.