Mike Holmes and his team helped a woman's overwhelmed daughter finish a small cottage conversion after her mother sunk her life savings into the project and suffered a medical emergency. With the job completed, Mike gives valuable information about what to include in a construction contract, explains the benefits of tempered glass and gives tips for preventing water leaks in the home.
Mike Holmes and his team arrived just in the nick of time to avoid a major catastrophe after a couple fell for a "too good to be true" price on a backyard construction project. Now, Mike is referencing this project while taking a deeper dive into hiring the right contractor for the job, setting up a proper payment schedule and explaining the benefits of retaining walls.
Mike Holmes helps a couple pick up the pieces after getting conned out of $300,000 by a contractor friend who has conned millions from other families. Mike reflects on the project while taking a closer look at construction issues including the importance of getting permits, keeping a basement dry and being proactive with plumbing.
A woman's basement has flooded with sewerage water after a historic downpour. To make matters worse, the remediation company failed to follow the right protocols, leaving her son at risk trying to clean the mess himself. Now, Mike Holmes is pulling double duty saving the family's home as well as the memories that were stored in the basement workshop.
A couple learns the hard truth about their beautiful, eight-year-old house after a heavy storm turns their exterior walls to mush. Mike Holmes and his team have their hands full once they start peeling back the layers and are shocked by a problem that's also threatening the entire neighborhood.
After a couple's insulation issues escalate into a full-blown demo, Mike Holmes discovers numerous health hazards that could be behind their son's respiratory problems. Eager to correct the issues, Mike and his team waste no time diving in to give this family a fresh, healthy start.
Months after hiring a neighbor to renovate her kitchen, a woman has nothing to show for her investment other than a messy demolition site and a slew of excuses. Mike steps in to finally make her dream kitchen a reality.
After 10 years of living trouble-free in their home, problems start flooding in for a couple when two monster custom houses are built on each side of them. While the couple blames the builders for their woes, Mike Holmes soon realizes the real cause for concern is a little closer to home. A simple foundation repair quickly becomes an electrical nightmare and Mike is determined to make it right.
In this retooled episode, Mike explores the perils of hiring the wrong contractor after he answers a call for help from a military veteran who has maxed out his budget building an eco-friendly log home for his young family. He takes a closer look at the importance of house wrap, the many benefits of geothermal heating and cooling, and the often overlooked necessity of drip edges.
Mike Holmes and his team came to the rescue of a couple that was scammed out of their money, their kitchen and their trust by a notorious contractor. Now, Mike's taking a deeper dive into the benefits of tile underlayment, how to tell if a contractor is cutting corners and the value of a quality range hood.
After falling for a scam, a couple's kitchen is in disarray and their money gone. Mike Holmes and his team step in and show this couple how to catch the "con" in contractor and give them the kitchen they deserve.
A woman reached out to Mike Holmes directly seeking help for her daughter-in-law whose home repairs began piling up after being faced with a broken marriage and having to raise two children on her own. Now, Mike is using the experience to give valuable advice about sump pump maintenance, explain how to identify asbestos and provide intimate details about his own difficult upbringing.