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Basement Maintenance

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

How to Patch a Concrete Floor

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.

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.

Basement Waterproofing Tips

Use gutters, a drainage system, and interior waterproofing to keep your basement dry.

Sump Pump Cover

Should it be covered or sealed up to block out radon gas?

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 breakdown on basement insulation.

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