Finishing Touches on the Two Porches

Project: Elmwood Neighborhood, Episode 9, Part 4



Bob joins homeowner Jim Verity, whose front and side porch are under renovation. On the side of the house, Contractor Steve Barnes has begun demolition, and new LVLs and floor joists are going in. Out front, Bob talks with the installer and Bill Hopkins (from Forester Moulding and Lumber) about the new front railing. All the while, landscape work is underway-- hydroseeding and installation of a new sprinkler and security systems.
Part 1: House Eight: Side Porch Renovation, Landscaping, and Home Inspection
Part 2: Installing Sprinkler System and Replicating Porch Balusters & Railing
Part 3: Landscaping, Front Column Installation, and Home Security System
Part 4: Finishing Touches on the Two Porches
Bob points out that the side porch is nearly complete and remarks on the landscaping-- the new grass, arborvitaes, and cypress trees. Then, Bob joins homeowner Jim Verity on the completed front porch.
The theme of community building in the historic Elmwood neighborhood of Providence, RI, is the focus of this project. Rather than tackling one house, Bob Vila is helping 11 neighbors tackle smaller projects like porches, kitchens, bathrooms, and even a third-floor artist's studio.

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