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. 

All About John

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 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.

Monday
Aug 17
10:30am | 9:30c
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 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.

Sunday
Oct 4
9am | 8c
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 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 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.

Thursday
Nov 12
8:30am | 7:30c
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 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.

Wednesday
Dec 23
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Monday
Mar 21
11am | 10c
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.

Friday
May 13
9am | 8c
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.

Friday
May 13
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

In House Outhouse

Homeowners Sam and Eman hired a contractor to build a new bathroom and convert their damp and dark basement into a living space for their growing family and friends. This handyman's hack job left them with multiple leaks, a dangerous exhaust issue, and a plumbing nightmare that has caused the basement to flood every time it rains. They could tell that something was wrong with the way the contractor ran waste pipes from their new bathroom directly into a sump pump. When John DeSilvia arrives to investigate, he discovers dire consequences to the contractor's shoddy workmanship.

Friday
Sep 30
8am | 7c
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
Feb 10
7am | 6c
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.

Tuesday
Jun 27
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jun 28
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

In House Outhouse

Homeowners Sam and Eman hired a contractor to build a new bathroom and convert their damp and dark basement into a living space for their growing family and friends. This handyman's hack job left them with multiple leaks, a dangerous exhaust issue, and a plumbing nightmare that has caused the basement to flood every time it rains. They could tell that something was wrong with the way the contractor ran waste pipes from their new bathroom directly into a sump pump. When John DeSilvia arrives to investigate, he discovers dire consequences to the contractor's shoddy workmanship.

Thursday
Jun 29
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Friday
Jun 30
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Saturday
Jul 1
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Sunday
Jul 2
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Monday
Jul 3
4:30am | 3:30c
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
Jul 4
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 5
4:30am | 3:30c
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
Jul 6
4:30am | 3:30c

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