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Pouring the Concrete Foundation
Project: Greenhouse, Episode 2, Part 3
Bob surveys the newly excavated foundation layout and sees the concrete poured along a special conveyor belt to make the footings. Bob then travels to New York City to experience a large-scale, world-class greenhouse, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
- Part 1: Foundation Layout
- Part 2: Brooklyn Botanical Garden Tour
- Part 3: Pouring the Concrete Foundation
- Bob watches as the crew prepares the footings for the greenhouse foundation. Contractor John Pratt pours the concrete, using a conveyor instead of a traditional pump. Meanwhile, Bob and contractor Bob Ryley start inserting the reinforcing rods.
Bob Vila heads to Cape Cod in the dead of winter to watch over the construction of a custom, high-tech greenhouse. The design and construction of a new addition to the front of an existing house afforded the creation of this conservatory and of a new front entry pavilion that features a mahogany pergola supported by limestone columns.
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