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E5 | Concord Country Cape | Dormer Day

Season 43 Episode 5 | 23m 42s

Tom Silva demonstrates how to transition from a pitched foundation at the old house to the level new foundation at the addition. Kevin O'Connor and Mark McCullough meet at a stone shop that cuts veneers out of natural stone. Charlie Silva and Tom install a new raised beam on the back dormer to make headroom. Homeowner Megan and her interior designer look at tile at a local showroom.

Aired: 10/27/21 | Expires: 11/11/21
Funding for THIS OLD HOUSE is provided by The Home Depot.
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