Amy and Patrick McCay hired a contractor to put a new roof on their house, but what they got were devastating leaks that wrecked their dream home and a lawsuit from the contractor who injured himself while drinking on the job. With no money left to fix the damage, these desperate homeowners turned to licensed contractor John DeSilvia and his team of experts to flip their flooded house into a finished space. After repairing the underlying damage with a waterproof roof, they completely gut the kitchen, dining room, and adjoining mudroom. Once the new rooms are airtight, they finish the job with new cabinets, counter tops, and hand-scraped wood flooring. So these homeowners aren't left high and dry with nowhere to hang their umbrellas, designer Heather Christo is adding a high-end makeover from floor-length drapes to stunning chandeliers.
When Sheri and Jack found a leak in their bathroom, they hired a contractor who seemed knowledgeable, friendly and trustworthy. But the contractor turned out to be a wolf in sheep's clothing. He badgered the couple into taking on a multitude of projects they didn't need and left the house in shambles after robbing them of an unfathomable amount of money. Since the contractor left their house and their spirits broken, they have been paralyzed by the fear of hiring another manipulative, thieving contractor. John DeSilvia rises to the occasion and rebuilds both their home and their trust.
Homeowners Joe and Lisa hired a contractor to renovate their kitchen with disappointing results. When the dust settled on the project, they were left with a large bill and nothing but bad work to show for it. John DeSilvia and his team of professionals take on this lost cause of a kitchen, transforming it into a stunning new space.
Margaret and John were tired of sharing a bathroom with their teenagers, so they hired a contractor to create two separate bathrooms from the existing bath on the second floor. Though the new bathrooms looked nice at first, it wasn't long before problems arose. Now Margaret and her family are dealing with significant mold issues and a leak dripping down into their living room below. Host John DeSilvia is on the case and leaves this family with a repaired and revamped bathroom.
Cate and Timothy Dewar's home is under the weather. The foundation is sinking and too low given the area's surrounding water table. The result? Water, water everywhere! They were nearly destroyed by the flooding of Hurricane Irene, and their original contractor followed up with a storm of his own. Licensed contractor John DeSilvia and his team are giving the home a little lift - five feet to be exact, and redoing the entire exterior of the home to fix the last guy's mistakes. The family will finally be out of harm's way when the next flood hits, and they'll have a nice new garage to go with that satisfaction.
Homeowners Tim and Kathy Burden hired a contractor to renovate their downstairs bathroom and entranceway. Tim has a progressive health condition will eventually leave him in a wheelchair, so they needed the space to be ADA Compliant to accommodate their future in the home. The contractor left after ten days of work, and he took the couple's $160,000, their entire savings, with him. Now broke and running out of time, they need not only a bathroom, but also a reconfigured dining room and entryway so that Tim will be able to get into his own home.
Homeowners John and Melissa are drowning in damages from their two failed attempts to fix their pool, a process that drained the couple's pockets and left them unable to update their drab and cramped kitchen. Over the past four years their pool has become overrun with algae and their kitchen has been neglected. John DeSilvia renovates the eyesore and safety hazard of a pool and delivers a beautiful open concept kitchen, pulling John and Melissa out of the deep end.
Bella and Brian Jade hired a contractor to redo their upstairs bathroom. The work was completed, but now nothing stays shut, including the bathroom pocket door, and the grout and tiles are completely coming off the floor. When you combine that with the water damage to their finished basement due to some leaky plumbing, their dream bathroom got a big flush. John DeSilvia and his team are helping out this sexy pin-up model and her helpless hubby by remodeling not just the one bathroom, but putting in a second while fixing up the basement as well.
Dolores and Elliot Farmer believed they were turning their current house into their dream home by adding their fantasy balcony to their master suite. But the contractor they hired forgot some important steps - like waterproofing around the new doors - which caused their walls to come crumbling down. John DeSilvia comes to the rescue with his team of professionals to fix the amateur mistakes of the Farmer's previous contractor.
Barbara bought her dream home with the hopes of raising the roof on a small bedroom in the attic for her grandson. But after a con-man of a contractor worked on her house and wrecked the bedroom, she and her grandson were left helpless and with a home that could cave in on them at any moment. The construction con-man even convinced Barbara to put a bathroom in her bedroom and left a gaping hole in her floor that she could fall straight through to the kitchen. John DeSilvia steps in and repairs the roof, finishes the bedroom and makes this home the dream space Barbara always wanted.
Karen and Derek thought they found their dream home when they purchased a house that had a brand new two-story addition off the back. The couple did everything right and passed two home inspections, but after a rough winter that left them with icicles forming inside their home, they discovered that the contractor who sold them the house had completely taken them for a ride. John DeSilvia steps in to investigate the addition and is appalled by what he finds. The load bearing, two-story addition that Karen and Derek loved so much is supported by a foundation for a deck and needs to come down immediately. What's worse is that it's an illegal structure and JD can't rebuild it. With the help of an excavator, JD demolishes the addition and builds a new structure in its place. Will the new structure revive Karen and Derek's dream home? Or will their dreams be crushed like their addition?
All Dino wanted was a place to entertain his friends, but when his contractor persuaded him to enclose his porch with a sunroom, Dino's dream for an awesome space to entertain became a nightmare. John DeSilvia comes to his aid.
Homeowners Haiwen and Jaisong hired a contractor to build a deck, and although he left them with a structure that looks like a deck, it is on the brink of collapsing right under their feet. With no footers, a ledger board that is pulling away from the house, and plywood that is saturated in water causing the screws to rot and pop out, contractor John DeSilvia and his team can't use anything from the original construction. As they demo, they discover that water has been seeping into the house and causing the structural header holding up the second floor to completely rot away. What started as a bad deck turns into a seriously dangerous situation in the home that JD and his crew have to repair.
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