In this episode:
Work continues at the multifamily home built in the 1860s. The third floor is stripped back to its bones, revealing a woeful understructure that’s in bad shape and needs to be fixed. The back half of the house with the additions is removed, and a new ICF foundation is built.
Homeowner Evan’s mother pitches in on the work and gets a lesson on repointing the original 160-year-old foundation from builder Matt Whitbeck.
Richard Trethewey meets up with Evan and Whitney and Whitney’s mother, Susie Shafer, a licensed architect and interior designer by trade, to make plumbing fixture choices.
At the house, Kevin O’Connor lends Matt and Tom Silva a hand at installing a ledger on the wall of the new ICF foundation for mudroom floor joists.
The homeowners want to convert the third-floor area into usable living space. The solution for this is a room truss system to box out the living space while providing support for the floors and angle for the gambrel.
Just an hour north of Saratoga, Kevin gets a tour of the facility manufacturing the trusses for the house.
Original Air Date: May 26, 2022, Season 43; Ep. 31 23:42