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.
When a high school student suddenly passes away after a football game, his shop teacher and classmates decide to help his family by renovating their basement as part of a school project. But the job gets too big for them to handle on their own and they send for help. Mike Holmes answers the call, on the condition that they help him finish what they started. Working together towards the same goal, Mike teaches the boys valuable lessons in construction, and how rebuilding can sometimes help heal wounds.
Manuel and his wife were like two peas in a pod, but now it's just one, and the pod is in desperate need of some TLC. After his wife passed away, Manuel couldn't sleep in their bedroom, which was part of an old addition previous homeowners had built. So he closed off the space which opened it up to critters for the last 4 years. There's no foundation, no permits, and no way Mike is leaving without giving Manuel a warm space to fill with new memories. Mike takes it all down to the ground, and for the first time in Holmes history he let's the family play a big role in the rebuild. But before the job's done they'll need to redo a retaining wall, deal with asbestos and Manuel's son, Ben will feel the real pain of a bathroom demo.
Mel and Lisa bought their house 3 years ago, which at the time was only 5 years old. A jack of most trades, Mel did the home inspection himself and concluded the house just needed a fresh coat of paint. But the truth starts to seep through after a heavy storm and they discover that their exterior walls have turned to mush. The Holmes team has its hands full when they start to peel back the layers are shocked by what they find, a problem that threatens an entire neighborhood!
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.
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.
Mike and his team come to the rescue of Sheila and Val, a couple scammed out of their money, their kitchen and their trust by a notorious contracting criminal who would occasionally do one good job to lure other unsuspecting clients. When Mike gets a closer look at the criminal's rap sheet he discovers he's still wanted by the law! It's a tough lesson and cautionary tale about how one good reference doesn't make a good contractor, and how one good deed deserves another, in classic Holmes style.
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.
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. Unfortunately they had to learn the hard way that a professional-looking contract doesn't equal professional work and when you don't spot the red flags, you get burned. Mike is called in but the news isn't good. This is one of the worst houses he has ever worked on. Not only is the addition completely unsafe, but their entire home has also been compromised and it's going to take a lot to make it right. After sinking $170,000 into their renovation it's decision time for Jill and Mel.
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.
Dan and Sarah bought their home 2 years ago with dreams of backyard bliss. They planned to extend the home's existing deck to create a more safe and usable space for their children to play. After admiring their neighbours' deck and receiving a quote that seemed too good to be true, they hired the same person for the job. By the time they realized the project was much bigger than anticipated, and vastly underquoted, it was too late to turn back. Dan and Sarah turn to Mike who arrives on deck just in time to make it right and avoid a major catastrophe.
Mike Holmes and his crew get on top of a bad roof that has plagued a family for nearly half a century. Living on both sides of their semi-detatched home, this family has been coping with leaks for over 40 years - and Mike's got the evidence to prove it. There's mold in the attic, barely any insulation, and as a result, heat loss like Mike has never seen. Mike and his team conquer the scorching heat and accomplish their mission, demonstrating that a roof built right protects everything underneath it.
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