Excavating and Building the Foundation

Project: Dream Garage and Boat Storage, Episode 1, Part 1

Bob introduces the new garage and boat storage project, and looks over the plans for the post-and-beam structure with contractor Bob Ryley and architect Paul Pacella (from Maine Post and Beam).

In addition, Bob travels to nearby Oyster Harbors, Massachusetts for a tour of a local marina with America's Cup champion Bill Koch.

Back on site, excavation for the foundation starts and building formwork for the footings begins.
Part 1: Reviewing the Dream Garage Project Plans
Part 2: Excavating and Building the Foundation
Bob pays a visit to the site as work on the foundation gets underway. Once the excavation is complete, the forms (for the poured concrete) are assembled and put into place.
Part 3: Osterville, MA & Nauticus Marina
This innovative and functional post-and-beam barn structure is designed to provide space to store, and perform work on, boats and cars. Bob Vila takes us through the story,which centers around creating a state-of-the-art, ergonomically efficient, well-lit, and safe environment.

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