Newton GenNEXT | Approaching Half Way
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When the dining room floor was demoed, the crew found a subfloor made of old-growth timbers.
The homeowners and Charlie Silva have an idea for reusing those timbers as a sliding barn-type door for the new pantry. Kevin finds Charlie in his shop working on the door and gives him a hand.
Training is a big part of the process for Generation Next. Roger is helping a horticulture class at Minuteman Tech as they restore a flower garden for the National Park Service in Concord, Massachusetts. As they divide lilies, the instructor and students talk about the benefits of hands-on work in programs such as horticulture and how this class will get them one step ahead in the job world.
Back at the house, there has always been a cold spot in the corner of the living room. Tommy suspects it’s because of an uninsulated crawl space. Kevin finds Tommy and Charlie breaking through a century-old foundation to find out what surprises lurk behind the stone vault.
Upstairs in the new garage, Kevin finds Richard and the Bilo plumbing team laying out the heating system before the concrete floor is poured. With a living space above, the homeowners want to have heat in the new two-car garage, so they have opted for a sub-floor system.
Outside, work by the apprentices to rebuild the front porch is almost complete. The old columns couldn’t be saved because they were rotting. Kevin finds Tommy showing Bailey, Austin and Nathan how to install new columns.