Home Foundation Inspection

Project: Master Bedroom, Episode 2, Part 3



Bob and contractor Paul Morse check out progress on the Colonial Revival in Newton, MA. Excavation for the new addition is complete, and the foundation is built from start to finish (forming, cement pouring, inspection, still work, and backfilling). Also, Bob takes a special trip to Boston Sand and Gravel to see how cement for the project is produced.
Part 1: Foundation Excavation and Formwork
Part 2: Tour of Boston Sand and Gravel
Part 3: Home Foundation Inspection
Bob meets with the contractor to inspect the poured footings and discuss the pouring process. Next, Bob helps install the sill plate and explains the various types of lumber used.
A master bedroom suite in a compact 1930s Colonial Revival home in suburban Newton, MA, gets a makeover. Bob Vila details the process of building the foundation, from forming and cement pouring to inspection and backfilling. Also, Bob sees how the interior baseboard molding and window trim is milled to match what exists in the rest of the home.

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