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.
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.
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.
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.
John DeSilvia gives these homeowners the master bath they never had and refinishes their chimney.
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.
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.
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.
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