From installation to proper care, here's what you need to know about basements.
From preparation to installation, here's a how to insulate your basement.
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey teaches Kevin O’Connor what he needs to know about handling wet basements.
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.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva teaches a homeowner how to repair some structural problems in his home.
Transform your basement into a more multifunctional space by adding walls.
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.
Creating a beautiful space in your basement poses certain challenges. One is the ceiling. Wondering what to do with the maze of pipes, wires, and ductwork overhead? No worries. Here are a few creative ways to dress up your basement ceiling.
If you have water leaking into your crawl space, it’s important to address the issue quickly, as it could have serious effects on your home and health.
Whether using basement storage shelves or making use of dead space under the stairs, cleaning up clutter to stay organized is paramount to both your comfort and sanity. And with these unfinished basement storage ideas, you can make use of every bit of leftover space to further streamline your home—and your life.
Find the best flooring option for your basement by comparing cost, comfort, durability, appearance, and installation details.
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.
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.
Removing a warren of posts and partition walls opens up a bright, fun family space downstairs.
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.
Not every crack in a foundation wall—either concrete block or poured concrete—is cause for concern or needs to be fixed.
Tom Silva gives some advice on insulating a brick Colonial with concrete-block walls
Planning to refinish your basement? This in-depth guide shares inspiring basement ideas from floor plans and wall finishings to decor.
Does it make sense to insulate my basement ceiling? This Old House’s Tom Silva answers.
Got mold in your basement? Read this guide to learn how to identify and treat mold.
Prevent basement flooding by installing and maintaining a sump pump.
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.