Rocco and Stephanie thought they had bought the house of their dreams, they thought. City inspectors approved the renovations made to their home, and now they have to live with the damage unless the inspectors admit they didn't do their job. There's a baby on the way and no one's budging, so Mike steps forward to do what no one else will. Mike is speechless when he discovers that the basement was finished over a crumbling foundation, and the problems just keep piling up! With the help of his crew and trusted pros, Mike settles scores and brings some much needed stability to this family's home - just in time for their new addition.
Cheryl decides to handle a bathroom renovation on her own after searching for the right contractor proves harder than it looks. Her family and friends pitch in to help, but even the best intentions can't substitute real expertise. When the truth comes crashing through her ceiling, Cheryl puts a stop to her DIY reno and is left without a working shower for 5 months. Mike comes to her rescue but soon realizes that she needs a lot more than just a shower. Cheryl is deaf but doesn't have a home that is sign-language friendly, which turns this standard bathroom reno into a breakthrough project for Mike and his team.
Homeowners Catherine and Cameron wanted to give their fifty-year-old home an update. They paid $100,000 out of pocket for what was supposed to be their dream renovation. But unfortunately, the contractor they hired didn't have the right skills to deliver the goods, and made a mess of their home in the process. He cut corners by not hiring a licensed electrician and did all of the electrical himself. He moved doors and compromised structure, and the sub trades he hired caused $10,000 in roof damages using $10 worth of staples! Completely disheveled, Catherine and Cameron turn to Mike for help, who gives them a Valentine they'll never forget.
Natalie is overwhelmed by a second floor addition her mother Ingrid started, but couldn't finish. Ingrid poured her life savings into a small cottage in the hope of turning it into her modern dream home. But after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, the job's not done and the work's all wrong. Tragedy strikes after Ingrid suffers an aneurysm, followed by two strokes. Her daughter Natalie tries to balance taking over the renovation with taking care of her mom, but soon realizes she's in way over head. She turns to Mike to finish the house. Mike and his team will need to fix the HVAC, redo plumbing, replace windows and properly seal the home to finish the job in the best way under the worst circumstances.
Gill and Julie installed a one-of-a-kind wheelchair lift for their daughter Maya, who has Cerebral Palsy, only to discover that the $17,500 prototype doesn't work. Despite all of the major renovations they have already invested in their home, Gill has no choice but to continue carrying Maya up and down the stairs, which is only getting harder. Mike arrives on site to help give Maya her independence, but the goal proves to be more than a challenge. The trouble starts with just getting the old lift out, and Mike is forced to rethink his approach, redesign the layout and revise his plan to make it right.
In the aftermath of the worst flood in Alberta's history, Mike Holmes travels to the town of High River to help one family pick up the pieces of their flood-damaged home. But what he discovers he never expected. As Mike takes a tour of the area ravaged by the flood he realizes that most of the homes need to be completely torn down and rebuilt. But when Mike and a team of volunteers start working on John and Gillian's home, they are all surprised by what they find: their home can be saved thanks to the mold-resistant products used in its construction.
After an arsonist sets fire to her house, Chili is stuck between a rock and a hard place when her insurance company pressures her to choose one of their preferred contractors. The alarm bells are ringing when the contractor's solution is to paint over all the soot and damage, ignoring all of Chili's concerns. Feeling that the insurance company is not working in her best interest, she sticks to her guns and does not sign the authorization form that would allow the contractor to work on her home, and as a result the job is left at a complete standstill. Chili contacts Mike for help and he's determined to make it right.
A barn with a botched roof is home to a group of rescued horses, but the recently shingled roof starts to fall apart, leaving dangerous nails on the ground the horses could step on. Mike arrives onsite with his team ready to install a new roof but discovers that every part of the barn needs work, and without the needed repairs the horses could be sent to pasture. Mike and his crew renovate the stable from top to bottom, adding improvements like a water supply that doesn't freeze in the winter and a new flooring treatment that is also hoof-friendly.
Janice and George are offered a percentage of their contractor-friend's business for $300,000, with $100,000 going towards renovations on their home. They take the opportunity but realize something is seriously wrong after weeks of shoddy work and a few red flags. Eventually, they discover that they are one of over 40 families that have fallen victim to an elaborate $15 million fraud. Their basement is destroyed, their savings are gone and their family's future hangs in the balance. Mike and his team are called in to make it right and help restore their trust and self-esteem.
Jill and Mel hired a contractor who promised a second storey addition in 10 weeks for $125,000 dollars. A year and a half later, the addition is nowhere near complete and the contractor has disappeared, but not before taking $170,000 of their money. Mike Holmes is called in and quickly discovers that he's dealing with one of the worst homes he's ever seen! Not only is it unfinished, it's totally unsafe. For every step forward, Mike and his team have to take two steps back in order to uncover what exactly was done and what it will take to salvage this home. And for the first time in Holmes history, Mike offers them a way out and Jill and Mel are forced to make a decision that no homeowner ever wants to make.
When the City of Toronto faces a historic downpour, Gina's basement floods with water backing up from the City's sewage system. The remediation company hired by her insurance fails to follow the right protocols, putting Gina's son Joey at risk when he tries to clean up the mess himself. Mike arrives on site and discovers that Joey's grandfather was a self-taught carpenter, whose workshop was in the now damaged basement. Mike does double duty when he restores this family's home, as well as the fond memories of a grandfather's love and true craftsmanship.
Pam is a nurse who works countless hours at a brain injury center. When her family breaks apart she quickly finds a small home for herself and her kids. But as soon as they move in the problems start piling up. Everything from the sump pump and the venting to the kitchen and the yard needs fixing, but she's too busy supporting her family to do it herself. Her mother-in-law Aggie is so desperate to help she tracks down Mike Holmes, writes him a letter and delivers it straight to his mailbox. Mike agrees to do whatever he can to help and puts his son, Mike Holmes Jr. in charge of making it right for Pam.
Randy and Carleen bought a brand new house to avoid the headaches and worries of an older home. But they soon discover that newer doesn't always mean better. Since Day 1 they have had nothing but problems, and after countless attempts to contact the builder, their warranties expire leaving them on their own. Bringing in his team of pros, Mike Holmes proves that building beyond the minimum leads to maximum results.
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