Detroit | Ready for Rehab
On this week's episode of This Old House
Kevin meets Detroit’s Mayor, Mike Duggan, to learn about the city’s efforts to eliminate blight and revitalize the neighborhoods.
Kevin meets Land Bank Executive Craig Fahle, who shows him around an abandoned home in the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhood. Through a program called Rehabbed & Ready, the city plans to renovate the property and sell it to a family who plans to stay.
After the mounds of trash and abandoned belongings are removed from the house, Kevin meets general contractor Tom Abbott and lead contractor Darrick Scruggs, who will manage the renovation.
Back at the Russell Woods project, Scott Caron meets Wes Kasperski, who is installing an alarm system to keep the house protected during renovation.
Due to a unique ceiling design in the study, proper insulation is a challenge. Frank works with Tommy and Kevin to blow in new insulation from the roof.