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OK - terminology issue here. The "shower pan" is a collection liner than underlies the shower floor itself, and is designed (if built and plumbed right) to trap any leakage from the shower floor and route it to the same floor drain pipe. Example image here, copper in this case - 

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It sounds like your are saying the shower floor or base unit failed - likely a fiberglass or plastic shower, which commonly fail due to incomplete support under them. This can be repaired if fiberglass, but is not usually done unless just microcracking, as it is hard to find an expert - usually you have to have a car body fiberglass specialist or a surfboard repair expert do it, and the color will not match perfectly unless you get a new gelcoat over the entire base unit. Cost about $300-500, ASSUMING the material can be repaired - true fiberglass can, thermoplastic can sometimes be welded but anyone's guess how long it will last without cracking again, plastics like PVC can rarely be fixed so they will hold someone standing on them. Any sort of repair is likely to crack again, because you have done nothing to remove the cause of the cracking which is standing on a base that is not fully supported over its full extent. Some cheepo or desperate plumbers try injecting non-pressuring type expanding foam underneath to improve the support - this does a great job of supporting it but unfortunately supports mold, so starts stinking in short order as a rule.

The normal fix is to remove and replace it, because once it is out there is no sense in putting a damaged one back in for the small increment in cost. Removing it means taking the shower wall liners or the bottom row or two of tile out so you can get the new base unit into place (because they overlap it), then replacing them. So, the $3000 range indicated is indicative of this type of job, which typically runs from a very low of around $1500-2000 for an identical base unit, to more typically $3-5,000 depending on whether a shower enclosure or tile walls. Of course,when the new one is put in, it is CRITICAL that it be fully supported - this means rubbing plumbers rouge or similar marking substance on the bottom, test fitting it, and then lifting it out and checking that all the stiffener ribs and support pads made contact with the pan, and making adjusments as necessary until it has full contact, then standing in it and rocking back and forth to check for any points not making full contat and fixing them.

The $10,000 plus numbers you got must have been for entire shower replacement down to the joists and studs, and the $30,000 range number would be typical for a full bathroom remodel with new shower or shower/tub and doors and surround, wall finishes, vanity, sink, toilet, and flooring and door.

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I am not sure a general handyman is the right person for the skylight.  We fix quite a few skylights that were installed by handymen and that could be the problem at its origination.  You will want a roofer for that.

 

As long as you are splitting the trades at that point, might as well get a flooring contractor to look at the floor once you have figured out the skylight repair/replacement equation. 

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Handyman reviews in Dayton

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As general contractor, framed closets, brought in a drywaller , painters and closet door installers. These closets have really simplified our lives and we are requesting a bid on two more jobs. All the contractors were friendly and helpful.
- Carole L.
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We bought the , loaded it into the vehicle and took it home. He put it together in wuch a way as to minimize any of the funky parts that we did not want to show. It looks beautiful! I did not have a clue as to the work thdt goes into such a job, but I knerw because we have worked with
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before that the work would be first rate. He's smart, earnest, and gets the job done right with no nonsense. I come from a construction family, and I know good work.
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does good work!
- SUSAN H.
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arrived on time , and as always did a amazing job. i have used him numerous times, and will definitely use him again. he installed the toilet, and painted where there were spots of no paint. and took away my old toilet.
- Adam c G.
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came out for estimate, very prompt, courteous, detailed estimate. Sent a contract next day to look over. We agreed, he let us know how to go about picking out paint, etc and steered us in the right direction as far as the finish I wanted on the paint, i.e. differences between the flat,
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, semi gloss, etc. Once we signed the contract, we set up a date, they were in and out in 2 days with very little inconvenience to us. We had a few estimates and while
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was a little higher, he did a lot more for us than the others had said. Customer service excellent. We will definitely use them for anything future we would like done.
- SALLY L L.
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arrived on time and got immediately to work. He assessed each issue and offered advice on potential solutions. All repairs were done carefully with an eye to long-term stability and effectiveness - no short-term temporary solutions. The pricing for both his time and the materials involved was very reasonable. He was courteous, professional and efficient, and our fixer-upper home is now much more comfortable for his excellent work. We will definitely be calling upon him for any future needs!
- Rebecca P.
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He was on time, I'll give that, but was not personable. Quote was very high all because a asked for permit. Then he would change the prices not remembering what he told me in the first visit. It's like he would pull random prices out of his head. On the first visit he gave me an estimate of between $4000 to $7000. Then when I asked for permit for everything to be legal the price increased by $12,000 in the second visit! Very wishy washy. No thanks! I guess there is a higher price to pay to stay legal. Plus i spent "$55 for Custom Basement Design with Measurements and Set of Plans" I didn't even get that. Can i get my money back!
- zebib B.
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I was impressed with the quality of work and how well the repairs turned out.
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repaired a hole in the basement ceiling made some time ago to repair a plumbing leak. He blended in the texture so well we can't see the repaired area. He also covered the hole where the old swamp cooler vented into the hall ceiling. This is a smooth ceiling and it is nearly perfect. The project took two visits due to painting the repaired areas.
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covered the work areas and cleaned up after each visit. I am very impressed with his work ethic, punctuality, and professionalism. I'm having
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back in a few weeks to replace doors and finish up the trim.
- Michael N.
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Of the three well rated handymen contacted, only
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came out to give an estimate. He suggested a number of options to make the repairs and gave a reasonable estimate. Other handymen only wanted to look at e-mailed pictures and gave estimates 2-3 times what the job ended up costing.
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did a professional job and worked with us to get the results we wanted in a timely manner. Overall, we were very pleased with the final result and price. Would definitely consider hiring him again.
- Daniel W.

All Handyman Services in Dayton, NV

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1 Call Home Repair Service

PO Box 3562
Carson City

A & A Service and Repair

5095 Greeley Ave
Silver Springs

A Hand Up Handyman service

5704 Merritt Court
Sun Valley

A Plus Window Cleaning Inc

100 N Arlington Ave Ste 100
Reno

Anchorage Construction Management, Inc.

3832 Sweetland Dr
Carson City

Armor Building Corporation

909 E Telegraph St
Carson City

AWH Construction INC

100 Hemlock Way

Barrier Sealers

Carson City

Black Development Group Inc.

360 Dawson Jacob
Reno

Bob's Handyman Services

7900 N. Virginia St
Reno

Buick Authority

629 Occidental Drive
Dayton

Building Tectonics Inc

4615 Aircenter Cir
Reno

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Rd

Custom Made Gutters

50 Desert Peak Ct
Sparks

Debell Window Systems

2600 S Virginia St
Reno

E W Robinson

16035 Scarlet Way
Reno

Envision Solutions Unlimited

880 Northwood Blvd
Incline Village

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Figueroa's Construction

1767 Coyote Rd.
Gardnerville

GLASER HOME SERVICES

5315 SUN VALLEY BLVD
Sun Valley

green quality services

2530 Sycamore Glen Dr
Carson City

Handy man Martin

Sun Valley

Handyman for Hire Reno

5000 Smithridge Dr
Reno

House Mechanics LLC

4860 Canyon Run Dr
Sparks

J & S Air Duct Cleaning

2741 Monte Verde Way
Sparks

JC Address Signs

3351 South Norwood Ave

Jerry's Handyman Service

5835 sundown drive
Sun Valley

Joseph Cardinalli Home Repair Specialist

1976 Marian Ave
Carson City

KASM Construction LLC

782 Divot Dr
Fernley

Memo's Handyman Services

50 Morris Cir.
Carson City

MIC Delivery

31 Kari Lane
Smith

PDQ

PO BOX 892
Dayton

PLAYNATION

190 ETOWAH INDUSTRIAL CT

Pro-Property Care

111 W Telegraph St
Carson City

Quality Mobile Home Repair LLC

18124 Wedge Parkway PMB 249
Reno

Quality Renovations Inc

11045 Wagon Ho Lane
Reno

Rasmussen Construction & Maintainence

814 Wagon Dr
Gardnerville

Reno Renovators

5401 Longley Lane #15
Reno

Rightway Construction Llc

67 Rook Ct.
Sparks

Robert's Handyman Svc

1000 Tamarisk St
Carson City

Roberto Lopez Handyman Service

959 Santa Cruz St
Sparks

Ruckman Construction, LLC

505 Verelli Court
Reno

S & D INDUSTRIES

P. O. Box 21327
Carson City

Sierra Green Builders

3983 S. McCarran Blvd
Reno

Simply Handy

5395 Leon Dr

Sipe's Tahoe

9800 Hillview Rd

Sollis Renovations

15025 Edmands Dr
Reno

Start Moving

2372 old combee rd 103

Steve's Woodworks

PO Box 63135

The Handyman

1274 Sierra Vista Dr
Gardnerville

Thomas Meader Handyman Services

600 Hot Springs Road
Carson City

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