Inspecting the Concrete Slab in the Basement

Project: Executive Mansion, Episode 5, Part 1



Carpenter Bob Ryley joins Bob to review the basement carpentry work, first at the framing stage, then later, while trim work is underway. What was once a rabbit warren of offices has been framed out to include a state of-the-art kitchen, wine cellar and laundry.

In downtown Richmond, Bob looks at another unique home, the Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House, owned by lawyer and avid do-it-yourselfer Aubrey "Bunky" Bowles.
Part 1: Inspecting the Concrete Slab in the Basement
Carpenter Bob Ryley and contractor Mike Wescott inspect the basement concrete slab, then go over other construction details in the basement.
Part 2: Applying the Wood Moldings
Part 3: Tour of the Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House
In Richmond, Virginia, the oldest continuously occupied governor's mansion in America is in need of serious repairs, and Bob Vila's team is there to help. Projects include the complete overhaul and modernization of the basement to include a state-of-the-art caterer's kitchen for official functions, all new mechanical systems, and updates for handicapped accessibility.

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