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Foundation Videos

These This Old House videos showcase all of our foundation projects, how-tos, and designs.

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How to Install a Mudsill

Norm teaches our apprentices Carly and Erick the basics of mudsill installation at our Brookline project

S10 E5, Tom Silva repoints a foundation
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How to Repoint a Stone Foundation

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

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S17 E20: Fix Foundation, Textured Ceiling

Mark repoints a crumbling fieldstone foundation; Tom discusses the proper disposal techniques for oily rags; and instead of scraping, Mauro smooths over a textured ceiling

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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