Season 12, Episode 12 Arlington Italianate Project 2014: Quest for a Dry Basement

First Aired: January 23, 2014

The addition's new roof is married to the old; a mortar additive provides a waterproofing solution for the fieldstone basement; a door in the foyer is re-opened; and the Italianate Garden at Elm Bank is toured. Also: architect David Whitney explains how 200 additional square feet will transform the house. In the second half: installing a whole-house humidifier; installing hardwired smoke and carbon monoxide detectors; and removing stripped screws.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 2002
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: PBS's home-improvement series and 'Ask This Old House,' an offshoot in which 'House' regulars field viewer questions (and make weekly 'house calls' to make actual home improvements). 'This Old House Hour' debuted in the fall of 2002. (more)

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