Tom finishes the forms for the new foundation. Richard gets the house safe for demolition. Roger saves roses and lilacs from being trampled by construction. Mold is found in the basement.
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Kevin finds Tom and the Silva Brothers intern, Michael Barrett, on the side of the house where the kitchen bumpout goes. They finish installing the forms for the foundation, pour the concrete into the forms, and then vibrate the concrete to take out the air.
The demolition team is ready to open up the walls necessary make the changes to the house. Before they can start work, Richard has to make the building safe. He heads to the basement to turn off the gas, water and power lines before the banging begins.
Outside, there are several plants that have sentimental value for Liz and Joe, especially the roses that always bloomed on Liz’s birthday. Roger and his apprentice, Corey Forester, dig up the roses so construction traffic doesn’t trample them. After they are transplanted into pots, Roger will keep the plants at his house until it’s time to replant them at the end of the project.
Corey has been Roger’s apprentice for the past year, ever since he finished his first year as a Marine Reservist. Kevin sits down with Corey to find out why he chose to serve his country and to apprentice in Roger’s landscape world.
Meanwhile, the demo team runs into something you hope you don’t find in the basement – mold. Kevin finds demo expert Ron Peik in the basement as his crew comes up with a plan to remove the mold. Next week, structural changes begin in the kitchen.
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