Installing the Tongue-and-Groove Plywood Subfloor System

Project: Lifespan House, Episode 2, Part 1



Carpenter Bob Ryley joins joins to continue work on the first floor. First, Bob looks at the tongue-and-groove decking system, before moving on to framing the first-floor walls.

In downtown Charleston, Bob Vila visits the Clemson University high-wind test house, built to demonstrate the newest building techniques for hurricane resistance.

Back on site, Bryan Readling (from the APA) discusses which techniques are being used in the Mount Pleasant project. Additional information is available regarding constructing and retrofitting homes to withstand hurricanes, installing structural adhesives, storm shutters, and tips for a better roof.
Part 1: Installing the Tongue-and-Groove Plywood Subfloor System
Bob talks with carpenter Bob Ryley and general contractor Kevin Kalman, as they lay down the subflooring at the Mt. Pleasant house near Charleston, SC.
Part 2: Discussing the Building Materials and Wall Layout
Part 3: Hurricane-, Flood-, and Earthquake-Resistant Building
Part 4: Roof Sheathing
Bob Vila heads to the Low Country: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Steeped in tradition, this historic suburb of Charleston is the scene, not only of a remarkable new home, but of a remarkable transformation in suburban living at the developing community of I'On.

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