Dave and Melanie spent over $30,000 on a kitchen addition and back deck. Shortly after the job fails to pass the city inspection, the shoddy stucco finish begins to crumble and the contractor won't return calls. Mike Holmes steps in and gives the addition and back deck a face-lift to make it right for these homeowners.
The roof at the a sorority house is leaking. Many contractors have tried, but have failed to fix it. Mike Holmes and his team install a new flat roof and build a proper roof-top deck while learning a little bit about sorority life.
Geoff and Lorraine hired a contractor to lower their basement. When the basement begins to leak after just two weeks and with the contractor nowhere to be found, they turn to Mike Holmes to save the day. Mike and his team install an interior weeping tile system and fix a dangerous electrical mess.
One year after buying a brand-new home, Donna discovers she has no insulation in her attic, resulting in ice dams on her roof and water damage inside. Mike Holmes investigates the situation, with the help of a renovation expert, and discovers some surprising new home-building practices. And, in a different story, Paul and Donna hired a roofer friend to install 13 new windows in their home. After a quick job, they are left with sloppy capping and drafts in the house. Mike Holmes pulls off the capping, insulates the windows and makes it right!
It has been a year since Angela has had an upstairs addition job completed, but the contractor failed to properly insulate between the addition and the house, resulting in a cold, unlivable bedroom last winter. With a court case pending, Mike Holmes steps in to help make it right for Angela. He and his team open up the ceiling, insulate it properly and fix other problems that they find along the way.
Jim and Helen had a beautiful kitchen addition built onto their house by a contractor "famous" for his finishes. It was during their first party that the kitchen hardwood started to buckle. After a quick fix by the contractor fails to solve the problem, Mike Holmes is called in to make it right. Mike and his crew secure the floor's joists, adds braces and reminds us that structure is just as important as design.
Wayne and Gilda paid a contractor close to $20,000 to renovate their kitchen. After gutting the kitchen, the contractor stalls for six months with numerous poor excuses. Mike Holmes and his crew step in to mediate and gives the homeowners a brand new kitchen- in just one week.
Over the past several years Rasema and her mother have had four contractors in to fix three leaky windows, all to no avail. Mike Holmes steps in, restructures the roof, and properly installs new windows and an eaves trough, putting an end to their water problems for good.
Matilda and Stephen paid $40,000 to have their kitchen and two bathrooms renovated. When the tiles begin to crack and fall apart just one year later, Mike Holmes is called in to make it right. Mike and his crew have to start from scratch and in the process find a very dangerous surprise.
Bill and Anne bought a recycled wood-product tile for their kitchen. But after just one week, the tiles begin to bow and the grout starts to crack. After numerous arguments with the installer, they call Mike Holmes who installs a proper porcelain tile floor.
When Mike Holmes arrives to investigate a mysterious leak, he discovers Sandy's two-storey addition is sitting on a dirt foundation and is in serious danger of collapsing. Mike and his crew quickly secure the structure and pour a proper concrete foundation, saving the house.
Alex and Gwen were excited about moving into their dream home. But with the house only two-third's done and running four months behind schedule, the contractor flees with almost $200,000 of their money. After selling their old home, the family of five is forced to live in a motor home on their front driveway. Mike Holmes is called in to make it right and get the family back into their finished home.
Dave and Ana hired a contractor to put an addition on their kitchen and renovate their house. After a year-and-a-half and over $100,000 paid out, the house is in ruins and the contractor has disappeared. Mike Holmes takes on the disaster and with many talented trades people, renovates their entire property and moves them back into their home.