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Installing the Subfloor
Project: Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable, Episode 2, Part 2
- Part 1: Installing the Subfloor
Thorough Construction's lead carpenter Connor McKenna applies panel adhesive to the tops of the new, sistered joists before laying four-by-eight sheets of Georgia-Pacific Plytanium Sturdifloor on top. This is a tongue-and-groove subfloor that is strong enough to serve as the only layer under hardwood flooring.
Once affixed and locked in place, the Plytanium is nailed to the joists with traditional decks screws, never drywall screws, to create a stronger, better, quieter installation for the hardwood floors that will follow.
- Part 2: Installing the Chimney Liner
- Part 3: Installing Steel-Stud Framing
At the same time, Bob works with a Cape Cod developer to apply Massachusetts land use statute 40B to create affordable housing, and a neighborhood of homes in Mashpee, MA. These Energy Star certified homes show how quality building practices and reasonable asking prices can work together to provide livable, affordable homes and neighborhoods to those who work in our communities.
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