From installation to proper care, here's what you need to know about basements.
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.
April showers bring May flowers—and up the risk of basement flooding. Follow these steps to ensure your sump pump is primed to keep your lowest level high and dry
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.
Use gutters, a drainage system, and interior waterproofing to keep your basement dry.
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.
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.
Transform your basement into a more multifunctional space by adding walls.
From preparation to installation, here's a breakdown on basement insulation.
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
If your basement includes habitable space, it is required to have a means of egress for safe escape. Here’s how we chose the right doors and window wells for the luxuriously outfitted basement at the TOH 2018 Idea House.
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