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 12

You Have to Be A Detective

Homeowners Gina and John call in licensed contractor John DeSilvia to fix simple water damage left behind by a deceptive contractor. But after a little detective work John discovers that there are more serious issues. John calls in a mold remediation team to make the room safe but while the mold is being taken care of, John discovers a fire hazard and health risk being caused by an un-vented dryer. He gets his best guys in to take care of that as well. It's one headache after another on this home, but in the end, John delivers safe and beautiful indoor and outdoor living space back to the homeowners.

Tuesday
Nov 10
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 9

Window Of Opportunity

When water began seeping through Natalia's bedroom ceiling, she figured she'd kill two birds with one stone by hiring a contractor to stop the leak and renovate her kitchen. The contractor not only failed to repair the leak but actually made it worse. The water from the leak warped Natalia's hardwood floors and the contractor left with her money. Now, John DeSilvia must repair the roof to stop the problem and give Natalia the kitchen she paid for.

Tuesday
Dec 15
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 10

Pain in the Deck

Kevin and Suzanne hired a contractor to rebuild their home after the destruction of Hurricane Sandy. During the construction process, the homeowners noticed more water leaking through the front entrance. After bringing it to the contractor's attention, he claimed to have fixed it, but not long after he left the water returned and continued to be a problem during heavy rains. John DeSilvia and his team of professionals begin the repair process then finish with a beautiful new watertight balcony and they throw in an extra bathroom fix for the family for all their trouble.

Tuesday
Dec 29
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 1, Episode 10

Renovation Roommate

Expectant parents Bethany and Jeremiah Younossi wanted to re-do the moldy basement in the new home they purchased when first engaged. A contractor was referred to them by a friend, but there was one catch: he needed a place to live during the renovation . . . so he moved in with them! While he was quick to ask for cash, he never finished the job and finally they had to kick him to the curb-literally. Now only a few weeks away from the arrival of their first born, the couple is out of money and worried about the health affects of mold on their little bundle of joy.

Tuesday
Feb 23
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 2, Episode 3

Pool Me Once Shame on You, Pool Me Twice Shame on Me

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.

Tuesday
Mar 22
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Bad Bath and Beyond

Sachin and Divya hired a contractor to convert their huge master bathroom into a beautiful oasis, but after giving him their final payment, he took off and they never saw him again. Now they are left with a half finished space with paint on some walls and demo debris including their original tub left behind. John DeSilvia and his team come to their rescue, discovering that their original contractor left them not only with a mess, but a dangerous situation when he cut through a major support beam to fit in the shower drain pipe. JD has to start from scratch and comes up with a new layout and turns the oversized space into the bathroom and walk in closet of Sachin and Divya's dreams.

Tuesday
Apr 19
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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