Foundation Maintenance

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


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What Does Foundation Repair Cost?

Wall cracks, basement leaks, slanted floors, and bowing walls can all be signs of problems with your home’s foundation. Here’s a look at the cost of getting your foundation repaired.

Foundation Cracks: What Is Normal and When to Worry

Learn about how foundation cracks can affect your home and how to evaluate any significant issues in your foundation.

How to Repoint and Prevent Further Damage to a Fieldstone Foundation

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough repoints a crumbling fieldstone foundation and shares an important lesson about water management on the outside of the house

How to Repoint a Brick Foundation

Replacing crumbling, missing mortar with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva

How to Repair a Crack in a Concrete Foundation

Fixing a fractured foundation with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva

How to Repoint a Stone Foundation

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva saves a crumbling mortared-rock foundation wall

Rising Above in Coastal Flood Zones

To survive the next big storm, more and more houses will need a lift. It's a smart move seen around the country—and in the Spring 2013 season of This Old House.