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.
The Sheins thought renovating their small master bathroom would be easy, but their contractor proved them wrong. While working on the bathroom, he fell through the floor and into the living room not once but twice and he seems to have cut through the support joists on his way down. He also installed faulty plumbing that leaked into the living room, did a poor job with the tile floor and installed a door in their bedroom that leads to nothing but real structural devastation. Now, John DeSilvia and his team come to the rescue and show the Sheins just how smooth their bathroom renovation should have been.
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.
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.
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.
Roxanne Dunn, a single mother and former Miss New Jersey, hired a contractor after losing her previous kitchen to a fire. He was supposed to add a kitchen addition to her childhood home that she shares with her mother. After paying him upfront for everything, he took off - just before their flat, improperly pitched roof caved in and destroyed the shell of a kitchen below. For the last six years, their kitchen has consisted of a microwave, a hot plate, and a plastic table inside a water-damaged space. Host John DeSilvia and his team are gutting the kitchen, fixing the roof and redesigning the interior for this former beauty queen.
Laura dreamed of adding a mud room to the back of the house. Despite a quick start to the project, she began to question the quality of the renovation when pipes began to function poorly and she was able to see through walls to the outside. After months of disappointment and diminishing funds, she had no choice but to stop work. The disaster the contractor left behind was declared unlivable by the inspector leaving Laura to wonder if she'd ever be able to enjoy a safe and functional entrance to her home. Now, John DeSilvia and his team step in to rebuild the mud room and front porch the way it should have been done from the start.
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.
Homeowners Chris and Dolores Holman take host John DeSilvia on a tour of their recent renovations, all by an unqualified contractor who did the work entirely too quickly and completely incorrectly. Immediately, John notices that there are cracks forming around the opening the contractor made when knocking down a wall. Inspecting a leak in the upstairs crawlspace, he discovers that the shingles were not installed properly either. John DeSilvia wastes no time starting demolition in search of the reasons for the cracking and sagging interior of the home. The family is at risk until they get to the bottom of this, and John DeSilivia makes sure their home is structurally sound.
New parents Kate and Doug Cotto wanted to make sure their new home was nice and cozy for their eighteen-month-old son before they even moved in. They hired a contractor to re-insulate and side their entire house. What they got was shoddy exterior siding with no weather wrap and freezing interior temperatures--not what they wanted for their new life together and new son.
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.
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.
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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