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Meet the Host

John DeSilvia

“Johnny D” earned a degree from the Pratt Engineering School. After graduation he learned the ropes with two of the world’s leading construction firms, then took the plunge and opened his own company. 

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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.

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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.

Monday
Jul 27

9pm | 8c

Season 3, Episode 4

Damage Point

Vaughn and Stephanie had big plans for their home, so they hired a contractor to tackle multiple projects that included repairing the leaky roof, renovating the main bath and redoing the kitchen. As the contractor neared the end of the project, they began to notice the terrible quality of his work and started looking for a way out of the mess he'd created. Not long after his dismissal, the roof began leaking again and they fully realized the extent of his incompetence. Now Vaughn and Stephanie are afraid of being duped by the next contractor they hire. John DeSilvia and his team of professionals come to the rescue, repairing the roof and giving these homeowners the kitchen and bathroom they've always wanted.

Tuesday
Jul 28

3:30am | 2:30c

Season 2, Episode 10

Square Vent In A Round Hole

Homeowners Vanessa and Danny were left with a slew of problems in their house after they hired a contractor to replace their HVAC system, do an oil-to-gas heat conversion, and fix some problems with their bathroom. Their contractor cut corners everywhere possible, leaving spray foam and dirt under their tub surround, empty holes for duct work all over the house, and a vent pipe buried somewhere in their attic. John DeSilvia and his team step in to fix the problems and as they investigate the damages, things only get worse. It's one headache after another with this space, but in the end, John returns the house to Vanessa and Danny, and makes it safe and beautiful.

Monday
Aug 17

11am | 10c

Season 3, Episode 7

Rain Check

Not long after Carol and Davey moved in, they realized they were facing some pretty shoddy work in their brand new house. A leaky roof had them running to collect water as it poured into their living room every time it rained. Multiple contractors claimed to have fixed the problem, yet each rain, there it was again. With no hope in sight, Carol and Davey constructed a homemade, indoor gutter system to funnel the dripping water into a nearby bucket. John DeSilvia and his team of professionals take on the unstoppable leak and finally give these homeowners the peace of mind of a weather tight home.

Monday
Aug 31

11:30pm | 10:30c

Season 4, Episode 2

What Lies Beneath

Host John DeSilvia has to work quickly to secure an extension pulling away from the original structure. It's ready to come down, and the safety of the family is in John's hands.

Monday
Oct 19

9pm | 8c

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.

Monday
Oct 19

11:30pm | 10:30c

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.

Thursday
Oct 22

9:30am | 8:30c

Season 4, Episode 9

What In The Window?

John DeSilvia comes face to face with an enclosed deck and bathroom so poorly done it's almost comical. But he stops laughing when he hears how much they paid. As John peels back each layer of the deck, their home, and the bathroom, things keep getting worse. It's up to John to fix everything. It is a big job, but the homeowners will finally get the quality work for which they paid.

Tuesday
Oct 27

12am | 11c

Season 1, Episode 5

The Case of the Cabinet Crook

Keith and Jessica Oechsner hired a contractor to remodel their kitchen and upstairs bathrooms. When the kitchen was finished without the custom work for which the Oechsners paid, the contractor took the money and ran before completing the bathroom ? bailing on his contractual duties right before his upstairs plumbing alterations led to a waterfall directly into the kitchen below. Now their brand-new kitchen is literally falling apart at the seams. They paid for custom, and now John DeSilvia is going to get them the home they hoped for in the first place.

Saturday
Oct 31

4:30am | 3:30c

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.

Thursday
Nov 12

10:30am | 9:30c

Season 3, Episode 13

Out of Sight Out of Mind

After giving the go-ahead to convert the laundry room into a basement bathroom for their kids, Jill and Todd were abandoned by their contractors. The incomplete work was pushed aside and the family was left with serious structural and safety risks. However, even a basement full of black sludge isn't enough to turn host John DeSilvia away from giving the family a clean and safe space.

Thursday
Nov 12

11:30am | 10:30c

Season 3, Episode 11

Case of the Crooked Cabinets

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.

Thursday
Nov 12

12:30pm | 11:30c

Season 2, Episode 13

After the Flood and Fire

Homeowners Tara and Jimmy thought Hurricane Sandy was the scariest night of their lives. Until months later when faulty contracting work led to an electrical fire in their home. The contractor they hired to fix their home after Super storm Sandy actually left them in more danger thanks to a bad re-wiring job and a faulty roof repair. 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; they go all out and build Tara and Jimmy a brand new addition, including a brand new kitchen.

Monday
Jan 18

10am | 9c

Season 3, Episode 1

Mud Room Muck Up

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.

Friday
Mar 11

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 3, Episode 3

Broken Trussed

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.

Friday
Mar 11

9am | 8c

Season 3, Episode 5

Pardon My French Drain

All Ian and Ceason wanted was to waterproof their basement so that they could finally utilize the space as a suite for visiting family members and friends. A number of contractors came and went, but not without making things worse. One contractor attempted to underpin the foundation after it dropped four inches while digging out the French drain and ended up creating a sizable gap between where the basement walls meet the floor and who knows what else. Now they are left with a damp, dreary and destroyed basement that they avoid entering at all costs. John DeSilvia arrives on the scene and delivers a beautiful, watertight basement that Ian and Ceason will want to use just as much as their guests.

Friday
Mar 11

9:30am | 8:30c

Season 4, Episode 6

Chimney Charade

John DeSilvia finds that a family's home has been plagued by water damage and leaks because of not one, but two incompetent contractors. Each was more intent on blaming the other than fixing the issue. John will have to tear down the entire chimney and start from the bottom to fix something that never should have gotten this bad.

Friday
Mar 11

10am | 9c

Season 4, Episode 5

Granny's Double Whammy

John DeSilvia must fix two bathrooms for an elderly woman who was cheated by a shady contractor. Thankfully, she threw the last contractor off the job before it could get any worse and he could take any more of her money. With the help of his plumber, John soon finds that the plumbing throughout the entire renovation was improperly routed. It's going to take some serious work to give this grandmother the update to the home her husband built thirty years ago.

Friday
Mar 11

10:30am | 9:30c

Season 4, Episode 1

Stucco On You

Host John DeSilvia takes on a brand new house that already has severe water damage, which, among other things, is causing its brick veneer to separate from the face of the house. John has a big project ahead of him, as he will have to remove the entire front and rear façade of the house to see this through.

Sunday
Mar 20

7am | 6c

Season 4, Episode 2

What Lies Beneath

Host John DeSilvia has to work quickly to secure an extension pulling away from the original structure. It's ready to come down, and the safety of the family is in John's hands.

Sunday
Mar 20

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 4, Episode 3

Leaning Tower of Paris

Host John DeSilvia meets a mother whose life savings was taken by a contractor who failed to deliver. What starts as a kitchen renovation turns to a tear down as he realizes just how bad the last contractor's work was. It's up to him and his team to give this woman the kitchen of her dreams.

Sunday
Mar 20

8am | 7c

Season 4, Episode 4

Triple Deck Threat

John DeSilvia takes on the monumental task of rescuing three decks, each one more dangerous than the last. At any moment, one of these decks could come crashing down, and the last contractor never gave a second thought to any of the three families that would be standing on them. It is up to John and his crew to make sure these three separate families and their homes are no longer plagued by the contractor they hired together.

Sunday
Mar 20

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 4, Episode 7

Steel-ing Dreams

Host John DeSilvia discovers that a sinking kitchen floor might have serious structural issues behind it. With a young family's safety at stake, John must work quickly to keep their first floor from falling through to their basement.

Sunday
Mar 20

9am | 8c

Season 4, Episode 8

Coping With a Con Man

A young couple is out of their bedroom because of water damage, leaks, and mold. Their last contractor charged them an amount of money that should have bought an entirely new roof, but instead left them with unsightly patchwork and even more water. John DeSilvia must fix the roof and give this couple an extra something to make up for the first year in their new home.

Sunday
Mar 20

9:30am | 8:30c

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