The crew meets with homeowners in New Jersey to check on their home rebuilding status. And later, Norm meets a structural engineer who explains the difference between a FEMA Zone A and Zone V.
In Bay Head, New Jersey, a builder shows Norm the framing progress. Kevin sees how they'll pin the Point Pleasant house to the ground, and Norm takes Richard to Mueller's Bakery, a shore fixture for 100 years.
Seaside Heights works on its boardwalk in preparation for Memorial Day weekend, and Kevin meets Mayor William Akers and Lou Cirigliano from Casino Pier to see the work in progress. And later, Norm finds the crew installing decking at the Bay Head cottage.
In Bay Head, New Jersey, a general contractor fits a hurricane-resistant window package. Carlos and Kevin find a plumber repairing damage and running new gas and sewer lines, and Rita's house arrives while Kevin tours the Methodist campground.
Roger meets a State Park Manager to see a natural barrier island, and Norm finds the Bay Head job in limbo as they wait for FEMA to revise the flood maps. In Point Pleasant, New Jersey, Kevin sees how insulated CMU breakaway wall panels are built.
Kevin gets a surfing lesson, and back in Bay Head, New Jersey, the house is lifted to its final height. Norm learns about the difficulties of pouring footings at sea level, and Kevin explains why fiber cement siding is the best choice.
A year after Hurricane Sandy, Norm and Kevin take stock of recovery along the Jersey Shore. Richard finds a landscaper planting some container gardens, and later, Roger joins Kevin, Norm, and Richard for a wharfside party.
The crew takes on a 1872 Italianate-style remodel in Arlington, Massachusetts, where the homeowners want to open up the floor plan and make a bigger kitchen. Tom shows Kevin the foundation, bricks that need repointing and a host of other issues.
Richard investigates an Arlington Heights landmark, and Tom shows Kevin a hidden back staircase. The second-floor joists in the former bath are badly compromised, and Norm sees how preservation carpenters restore an architectural gem in Portland, Maine.
Kevin arrives to find Tom doing even more demo than last time, and Mark McCullough gets the new foundation going. Also, Mark and his crew pour a concrete curb while Tom and Kevin break through the living room ceiling and make a breathtaking discovery.
Tom frames the new roof and an architect explains the logic behind the addition and the new interior spaces on the second floor. Mason Mark McCullough shows Kevin the corner of the failing brick foundation, and Norm helps Tom with a new mudroom entrance.
Roger meets an aquatic systems specialist to learn about restoring the neglected water feature. Kevin and Richard learn how to revive a water well, and a renewable energy specialist shows Kevin why this site is ideal for geothermal heating and cooling.
Kevin and Roger explore the Essex clamming scene, Norm reviews the floor plan and Richard provides an update on the plumbing and ductwork. A roofer installs the standing seam metal roof and Kevin sees the installation of a lightning rod system.
Insulation and drywall go up, and Tom and Kevin meet the drywall installer to see his method for boarding ceilings. Richard gets a brief history of septic innovation in Falmouth, MA, and Roger shows Kevin the border for the asphalt parking court.
Kevin helps Tom put up barn boards, and Kevin meets Roger to see the finished patio. In Winchester, MA, Kevin meets an architect to see how she added accommodations to make a house livable with ALS, and hearth tiles are laid for the fireplace.
Kevin points out the finished details on the exterior and an installer lays a black slate tile. Kevin then meets a flooring contractor about stained oak flooring, and Norm sees how music icon Daryl Hall restored an 18th century-era estate.
Richard and his son Ross Trethewey recap the installation of the geothermal system. Tile installer Mark Ferrante introduces Norm to his son, who tiles the mudroom, and Kevin tours a house designed around the ages and abilities of the family.