Lisa and Ron recently bought a new house and since the first rainfall, the terrace off their master bedroom leaked down into the garage below. The leaks became worse causing major damage. After fighting with the builder for two years without any avail, they called Mike Holmes. Mike arrives on site, demolishes the existing terrace and rebuilds it with a water-tight membrane and new decking.
Stephen and Trevor were having problems with their new town house. They had a 40% loss of airflow to their top floor, resulting in no heat in the winter or air conditioning in the summer. Mike Holmes arrives and finds massive leakage in the ducting throughout the house. Mike and his team re-seal all the exposed joints, increase the size of the main duct line, and give the homeowners the air circulation they have been waiting for.
Edith and Christopher hired a contractor to build a wheelchair accessible ramp at the front of their house, but he built a dangerous ramp that was not to code. Mike Holmes arrives and makes it right by building the ramp the way it should have been done the first time.
Michelle and Jason have had a leaky basement since they moved into their new house five years ago. After numerous inside patches from the builder, Mike Holmes steps in and attacks the problem from the outside. Mike and his crew excavate around the property, and install a new rubber membrane on the outside of the foundation, where it should have been done the first time.
Jill wanted to turn her garage into a comfy studio where she could paint. When a contractor took almost $20,000 of her money and left her with an ugly, flimsy garage with no foundation, she called in Mike Holmes. Mike and his team arrive on site after new architectural plans are drawn up and build a brand new studio garage from the foundation up.
Mike comes to the rescue of Julia who hired a contractor to renovate her basement and lay a new laminate floor. Just six months after the floor was laid, the floor has lifted in several spots and mold has formed in the bathroom. Mike and his crew lay brand new slate tile and carpeting over in-floor heating and use two different subflooring techniques, with a few surprises along the way.
Sandra and Daniel hired a roofing contractor to fix their flat roof, but immediately after they were finished, the roof leaked. Water pools on the roof creating a marshy swamp land for mosquitoes. The contractor admits he did a poor job, but refuses to correct the roof. Mike Holmes steps in and demolishes the existing flat roof, and with the help of his team, refinishes it with a brand new water-tight membrane.
Kerry and her family loved everything about their home except the out-dated vinyl flooring in the front foyer and powder room. When the time came to renovate, Kerry had heard of a new product: a smooth, concrete flooring mixture that could be installed over the existing floor. Kerry was quite excited about this flooring possibility, as it promised a unique look and a rock hard finish. Unfortunately, the contractor installed the product incorrectly, and left Kerry with a rough, sloppy looking floor. Mike Holmes arrives and he has to demolish the faulty floor and install a brand new granite tile floor.
Pauline hired a contractor to renovate the bathroom in her basement, but it seemed the wiring was incorrect and the Jacuzzi would not work properly. Mike Holmes and his crew open up the bathroom and quickly discover the entire basement is a dangerous rat's nest of shoddy electrical work. Mike decides to gut the entire basement to make sure the job is done right, like it should have been the first time.
Sian hired a contractor to pour a new foundation around the perimeter of her house, but the wall was too small for the size of the house. So, the upper part of the house now overhangs over the foundation. Mike Holmes steps in to shore up Sian's house and give her a safe, warm basement.
Jenny and Allan hired a contractor to build a wheelchair accessible addition for their six-year-old son Justin who has cerebral palsy. The addition is riddled with errors including an incorrect foundation, unsquare and unfinished walls, and sloppy and incomplete eaves trough and siding. Mike Holmes and crew revamp the 260 square-foot addition from top to bottom and make it right for this family.
Rita and her family recently moved into a brand new house, but the tiles on the main floor quickly loosened and the grout started to lift. After other contractors tried and failed to fix the problem, Mike Holmes steps in and creates a new polished concrete floor.
Rosy and her family hired a contractor to finish their kitchen and bathroom, but he under-quoted them and kept demanding more and more money in order to finish the job. After running out of cash and patience, they stopped the job and were left with an unusable, barren kitchen for five months. Mike Holmes and his crew undo the small amount of work that the contractor did, and build Rosy and her family the beautiful, functional kitchen they have waited so long for.
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