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The Diamond Project 


Contractor Ryan and his crew overview what they are working with: 

a fully finished secondary dwelling located in the basement, where the homeowners will reside once they retire, giving the upstairs to the kids. 

Though to the naked eye it may seem well-done, Contractor Ryan and his team can see through the many mistakes that have been made.

Secondary Dwellings are highly regulated in Ontario due to fire hazards and health safety. This contractor made many mistakes that would have failed inspections and contained major fire risks. Therefore, a good chunk must be torn down. As the budget isn’t unlimited, Contractor Ryan ensures he salvages as much as possible while solving the problem.

Without Contractor Ryan’s work, this would, quite literally, have become a secondary dwelling from hell.

Fixing Another Botched Renovation
Secondary Dwellings!
Season 2 Episode 1!

Join Contractor Ryan on a renovation journey as he and the crew swiftly address issues in a newly revamped secondary dwelling. From mold and insulation challenges to the absence of a permit, Ryan strategically navigates complexities, emphasizing precision, skill, safety, and code compliance. Witness the transformation as Ryan not only resolves the issues but elevates the botched secondary dwelling to what dreams are made of. 

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Everything is bigger than it seems..
Season 2 Episode 2!

With the initial problems resolved, a new wave of challenges emerges. Poorly designed door openings adjacent to concrete walls lead to costly repairs, while shoddy drywall installation results in a minor plumbing issue. Contractor Ryan, undeterred, also tackles fire hazards and showcases solutions to these problems in this second episode. With this expertise, Ryan navigates intricate issues, offering practical remedies and ensuring a thorough transformation.

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Bonus Episode! Drafting a Secondary Dwelling!

In this bonus episode, Contractor Ryan engages in a discussion with Dustin, the original designer of the basement. Dustin's designs and plans were completely mishandled by the previous contractors, with no inspections called for. Dustin collaborates with Contractor Ryan to rectify these problems, providing viewers with an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes!

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Let's Get To Work!
Season 2 
Episode 3!

With the restoration of balanced airflow, the removal of insulation, and the successful mitigation of numerous previous hazards, Contractor Ryan and his skilled crew are now ready to begin the reconstruction of this nightmarish secondary dwelling!

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Supporting Concrete!
Season 2
 Episode 4!

Contractor Ryan and his dedicated team dive into the task of addressing unsupported concrete adjacent to a window by skillfully installing a lintel. This not only showcases their problem-solving expertise but also emphasizes the paramount importance of safety in buildings, all while contributing to the educational aspect of the process.

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A Window of Opportunity!
Season 2 Episode 5

After getting rid of the old, Contractor Ryan puts in new basement windows with a window well and installs warm flooring. He also talks about keeping things safe by discussing frost protection and proper marking for clients and workers.

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Surprises Await!
Season 2 Episode 6!

Contractor Ryan and his crew are in for a packed day! They start by putting in new concrete tiling, doors, and a new toilet. But when they reach the hot tub, a surprising flaw in the electric grid catches everyone off guard. This is an episode you definitely don't want to miss!

Fixing Another Botched Renovation
Fixing the Gaps!
 Season 2 Episode 7!

In this episode, the electricians tackle wiring problems and the GFI issue. Meanwhile, Contractor Ryan and the Affordable Concrete crew kick off the reconstruction of the previously mishandled concrete pouring, adding frost protection and moving closer to installing another staircase—all while adhering to health and safety protocols.

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A Day with Ryan!
Season 2 Episode 8!

Join Contractor Ryan on a day of running errands for multiple projects with the Branton Construction team! This episode provides a glimpse into a typical day with Ryan, offering a sneak peek into upcoming projects. Tune in to discover the ins and outs of the contracting world!

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The Reveal!
Final Episode! Season 2 Episode 9!

Join Contractor Ryan and his crew as they unveil the completed renovation in this highly anticipated video. Ryan explains the meticulous attention to detail that went into meeting the clients' needs, and viewers get an up-close look at the genuine reactions of the clients as they see their transformed space for the first time. It's a satisfying moment that captures the culmination of hard work.

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