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This Old House - Episode #3306
Landscape Contractor Roger Cook meets Island Beach State Park Manager Ray Bukowski to see what a barrier island looks like in its natural state. Future development that works with nature, instead of against it, will be most successful. Master Carpentor Norm Abram finds the Bay Head job in limbo as they wait for FEMA to revise the advisory flood maps. In Pt. Pleasant, Team Carlos has been busy: siding's being removed, hurricane strapping is going on, and with the new slab poured under the house, Kevin sees how they're building the insulated CMU 'breakaway wall' panels between the pilings. Built-in flood vents and the absence of any actual connection to the structure allow them to give way under pressure, should disaster strike again. Roger meets up with local landscaper and environmental planning guru Alex Burke, who's been in the trenches bringing back Jersey Shore landscapes since Sandy left her salty mark. We learn which plants and trees survived the onslaught of salt and sand, which didn't, and how to work toward landscape sustainability on a barrier island. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey checks out the jaw-dropping progress on Rita's modular Cape: a month after it was set, the siding's on, porches built, mechanical connections made, and drywall, tile and finishes are underway
Products and Services
Barrier island environmental tour
Island Beach State Park
Seaside Park, NJ
Burke Environmental Inc.
Foundation flood vents
Foundation stone veneer
Profile: Rustic Ledge; Color: Clearwater
Lumber Liquidators, Inc.
Front door installation
Ask This Old House - Episode #1206
General Contractor Tom Silva and Host Kevin O'Connor replace a leaky skylight. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey repairs a noisy toilet. And the guys ask "What Is It?"
Replacing a Skylight
Tommy and Kevin replace a leaky skylight.
Where to find it?
Tom & Kevin installed a Velux FS deck-mounted skylight. It is manufactured by Velux USA.
They also used Grace Vycor-Plus self-adhering flashing.
Other materials for this project, including roof shingles, sealant, and white pine trim stock, can be purchased at most lumberyards and home centers.
What Is It?
Roger shows an orange plastic tool with black rollers.
The "Trimmer Support" string trimmer brace is manufactured by Dunn Manufacturing.
Repairing a Noisy Toilet
Richard repairs a noisy toilet.
Where to find it?
Richard installed the Flush All Replacement valve, manufactured by Keeney Manufacturing.