About the Show

Licensed contractor John DeSilvia comes to the rescue of distraught homeowners who have seen their homes left in shambles by the contractor they hired to fix it. Bad plumbing, shoddy framing, being structurally unsound: These are the complaints that homeowners have after hiring a bad contractor. John D steps in to make everything right, but he only has a few days in which to do it. After John and his team finish their work, these homeowners won't recognize the place.
Season 2, Episode 11

The Disintegrating Deck

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.

Tuesday
Sep 29
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

After the Flood and Fire

Homeowners Tara and Jimmy thought Hurricane Sandy was the scariest night of their lives. That was until the night an electrical fire started in their home, after they hired a contractor to rewire the house and fix other damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. Enter licensed contractor John DeSilvia, who takes matters into his own hands and investigates the damages done by the previous contractor. He finds that the contractor didn't replace any of the electrical in the house and did not properly repair the roof. John and his team decide to do better than just fix the shoddy work the old contractor left behind; they go all out and build Tara and Jimmy a brand new addition, including a new kitchen.

Tuesday
Nov 24
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 6

Crook, Line and Sinker

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.

Tuesday
Dec 1
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Roof Raff

Adam and Sabrina's troubles began when they hired a contractor to replace the roof after storm damage. After he'd finished the job, they found water leaking through the ceiling and cascading down their walls. They demanded that the contractor come back and fix his mistakes, but he sent their calls to voicemail and disappeared. Now, regular rain and melting snow continue to leak into the dining room and their toddler's bedroom causing continuous stress for Adam and Sabrina and respiratory issues for their son. John DeSilvia and his team come to their aid by redoing the roof the way it should have been done the first time.

Tuesday
Dec 22
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 12

The Mold and the Beautiful

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.

Tuesday
Jan 12
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

High-Five Finish

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.

Tuesday
Jan 26
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Shattered Pipe Dreams

When a simple washer and dryer installation goes horribly wrong, Dawn and Glenn, are left with pipes that back up and leak all over their first floor living space. Not only did the contractor do a number on the plumbing system, he also left a flue pipe unattached to the wall, causing a Carbon Monoxide leak. As work begins, more problems start to surface, literally. John DiSilvia discovers a major ant infestation living behind their walls and in their ceiling and a roof that can't drain properly. JD and his team get to work, sealing the carbon monoxide leak, fixing the downstairs living space that has flooded so many times and creating a new utility room and private space for Dawn and Glenn to do their laundry, the issue that started the mess in the first place.

Tuesday
Feb 2
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 11

The Ugly Ductling

Suzanne Schiavelli-Backstrom fell in love with the original details of her three-story brownstone at first sight. There was the problem of the antiquated heating and cooling system though, so they hired a contractor to add a ductless HVAC system and bring their thermostat into the modern age. But instead of small vents hidden throughout the walls as expected, the contractor removed all of the traditional molding and finish work to install large industrial style ducts - even cutting into their newly restored roof to mount the machinery. With water leaking through the roof and the ugly-duct system that doesn't even work properly, licensed contractor John DeSilvia and his team will have to do an entire gut renovation to bring the Backstrom's brownstone back to its former glory.

Tuesday
Mar 15
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Bad to the Basement

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.

Tuesday
Apr 12
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

The Case of the Construction Con-man

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.

Tuesday
May 10
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Addition by Subtraction

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?

Tuesday
May 17
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

The Disintegrating Deck

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.

Tuesday
May 31
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Water Water Everywhere

Homeowner Chimere is a mother of three and trying to do it all. The contractor she hired to fix her two bathrooms left her house a wreck. Leaks from his shoddy installations caused water to build up and collapse the ceiling in the basement below. Now Chimere is left without a fully-functioning bathroom and no space for her children to play or keep their things. JD and his crew come to the rescue. They discover that the entire situation could have been prevented by a two-dollar fix.

Tuesday
Jun 7
6:30am | 5:30c

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