Detroit | Rebuilding Motor City

Coming up on this episode of This Old House

Kevin introduces the city of Detroit and describes some of its history. He meets journalist Stephen Henderson in front of his childhood home, and learns about how the city and its neighborhoods came upon hard times.

Kevin pulls up to the project house and meets Frank and Tamiko Polk, as well as Frank’s mom Carolyn, in the front yard. He heads inside with Tamiko and Carolyn to tour the first and second floor.

Frank finds Tommy in the back yard, and they assess some of the repairs needed, including repointing the brickwork and rebuilding the front stairs.

Richard shows Frank some of the plumbing issues in the basement, and then Scott makes suggestions for upgrading the electricity.

Frank and Kevin start demo on the roof by pulling up three layers of shingles.

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