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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 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.

Monday
Aug 3

10am | 9c

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 3

10:30am | 9:30c

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.

Monday
Aug 17

9:30am | 8:30c

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
Aug 17

12pm | 11c

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.

Monday
Aug 17

1:30pm | 12:30c

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.

Tuesday
Sep 1

2:30am | 1:30c

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.

Tuesday
Sep 8

2:30am | 1:30c

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.

Sunday
Oct 4

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 4, Episode 10

Drainy Days

John DeSilvia visits a beautiful turn-of-the-century home to address some serious water damage in the basement, something for which the homeowners had previously hired and paid two other contractors. Instead of a functioning basement with a proper French drain, the previous contractors left this family not only with water but the most dangerous mold levels John has ever seen.

Tuesday
Oct 27

12:30am | 11:30c

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.

Wednesday
Nov 4

10:30am | 9:30c

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
Dec 1

11:30am | 10:30c

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 2, Episode 12

Sometimes 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.

Monday
Jan 18

10:30am | 9:30c

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.

Monday
Feb 8

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.

Monday
Feb 8

9:30am | 8:30c

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.

Monday
Feb 8

10am | 9c

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
Feb 8

10:30am | 9:30c

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.

Monday
Feb 8

11am | 10c

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.

Monday
Feb 8

11:30am | 10:30c

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

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