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 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 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 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 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 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 1, Episode 12

Bankrupt Bathroom

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

Monday
Jan 18
9am | 8c
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.

Monday
Mar 21
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 13

Rescue My Renovation at Blog Cabin

On this special episode of Rescue My Renovation, host John DeSilvia travels to scenic Coeur d'Alene, Idaho to lend a helping hand to Chris Grundy on Blog Cabin. So far, Grundy has totally overhauled the frame of the 1970s cabin, but now, he needs a little help with the library and Johnny D is coming to the rescue. JD plans to start by installing a double-sided fireplace and a curved wall to accent the entrance to the master bedroom. From there, it's on to wall-to-wall built-in bookshelves and a custom butcher's block worktable. It's going to be a beautiful library, but there's a lot of work to be done!

Tuesday
Jul 26
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Friday
Dec 23
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Friday
Jan 13
7am | 6c
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.

Friday
Jan 20
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 13

From Flooded to Fabulous

Lynda and Desmond McGoey have a big home, and an even bigger family. With five growing children, they wanted to turn their basement into a much-needed living space, as well as fix the exterior foundation capping. But when their contractor started demanding more and more money, and doing less and less work, they looked into his license and found out it was merely his disconnected cell phone number! After he disappeared with all their cash, the basement filled with water - and mold - causing health hazards for their young children and further limiting their already limited space.

Tuesday
Jan 31
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

A Ridge Beam Too Far

Homeowners Bob and Marie used their retirement savings to pay a contractor who promised to fix their roof. It was caving in so badly it could be seen from the street. But the shoddy workmanship did more harm than good.Enter John DeSilvia to the rescue the renovation. After discovering major structural problems and a carbon monoxide leak in the attic, John and his crew work through a 111 degree heat wave to make the home safe once again . They reapair the roof, remodel the living room and fix the carbon monoxide leak that threatened to poison the homewoners. All he hard work pays off when Bob and Marie return, stunned to see thier new roof and brand newliving room. But the biggest relief? The home is now structurally sound, and safe.

Wednesday
Feb 1
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
Feb 2
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Friday
Feb 3
7am | 6c
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 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
Feb 17
7am | 6c
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.

Friday
Feb 24
7am | 6c

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