Scott Smith's excavation crew digs out the basement to make room for a cement slab. Bob discusses heating systems for the rental units with installer Kirk Rustman, and general contractor Ron Gan explains the advantages of using metal wall studs in the kitchen.
Part 1: Excavating the Basement
The excavation crew digs out the dense clay material in the basement to clear the way for a cement slab floor.
Bob Vila tracks the progress of a two-family greystone in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood that is undergoing renovation. The project documents a low-budget upgrade of the building's two apartments and concludes with a decorator's tour showcasing the eye-catching results.