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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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Over an hour late. One screen tacked up but it was not properly done. There wasn't enough screen material but failed to call me to
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the problem. Got back after work only to find the one screen was not properly put on, the
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-pointing was done using a caulk and it was a mess. The shutter was put back on house and garage doors working. Worker left early. The owner then came out the next day, I bought the screen materials, he put them on. They removed the caulk. It was a very frustrating experience. The owner did try to correct the situation and screens seem to be put on well.
- Hope B.
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The worker showed up, my wife explained that we wanted the walls in the garage repaired, he said that the cracks would likely return despite his work. That's all fine, but he ignored most of the walls and was not here for anywhere close to three hours. The parts he did were fair at best. This deal was a total waste.
- MATTHEW C.
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Job was partially completed as Deal was for three hours and tech was at end of day. Very neat, thorough, and informative tech. Waiting for an estimate to complete repairs.
- David M.
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I hate doing bad reviews, but I'm hoping
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will see this and try to make it right. The unlicensed handyman
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hired has just put a
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on our house for $6900. We owe
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$2200 after the necessary corrections! Here's the story.
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took the job in late April. It was supposed to take 2 weeks. We submitted a 3-D illustration of what we wanted.
• He started the job early - we were optimistic! He seemed so nice!
• He subcontracted the job out to Handyman Ministries, the owner is
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, an unlicensed handyman who does on-the-job training for ex-cons, offenders, etc. (
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"the Handyman" stated they had never worked with
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before). Not sure how they found each other...Craigslist?
• Two random guys came to set the posts. They weren't measuring anything and seemed inept, so we asked
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, "shouldn't someone be supervising these guys", he said "no, I trust them with my life". Turns out they set the main post wrong and
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had to redo it the next day.
• In the contract we stated we wanted premium deck boards. Unattractive boards covered in seeping knots with "2" and "3" stamped on them arrived.
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said premium boards were a "gimmick" and didn't exist (and then admitted to not knowing much about wood). We found a provider who had premium stamped boards and paid out of pocket to have them delivered.
ATTEMPT 1:
• Handyman
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(without supervision) built the lower level of the veranda with an extreme pitch - leaving the roof below un-level and "funhouse" like. When we objected,
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and
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stated it had to be that way due to code. (So basically the 3-D illustration we provided was impossible from the beginning?). We spoke with the city building inspector the next day who refuted that the extreme pitch was necessary. They agreed to fix it.
ATTEMPT 2:
• They tried to correct the pitch, but the posts were too short...so they cut 12 inch post pieces and tried to cobble them onto the tops of the existing posts. The inspector rejected this fix as unstable, and recommended they get an architectural engineer.
ATTEMPT 3:
At this point
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admitted to not knowing how to built a deck like this.
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was deferring to
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as the "expert". As the homeowners, we were forced to do extensive research into how decks are supposed to be built and tried working with the inspector to get this done.
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spoke with the inspector and said he now knew how to fix it. He put in new posts cut at the cement level and attached them with brackets. The inspector rejected this fix too - saying he used the wrong brackets, and recommended they get an architectural engineer -AGAIN.
ATTEMPT 4:
My husband and I started communicating with the inspector, who told us due to the blunders above, the deck now needed ugly knee brackets. We accepted the compromise because we just wanted it done.
THEN THE LEAKING STARTED.

• "I'm a roofing expert" - that's what
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said when we questioned how he'd planned to keep the roof from leaking around the newly added knee braces and posts that went through the roof.
ATTEMPT 5:
• After the beadboard went up on the ceiling of the lower level, we had a rain. Rain poured through the fresh beadboard. When talking to the inspector, he suggested we get
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Luccassian in on this. Apparently
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didn't pull a permit with his own license - but borrow the license number from another contractor! (owner of
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Builders).
ATTEMPT 6&7:

• We called
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Luccassian (who is on the permit), he seemed helpful, but this was the first time we spoke with him or met him. We were on site for 95% of the project, and
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never oversaw this project or knew what was really going on.
2 more attempts were made to seal the leak, both failing. At this point we asked for a "real roofer" to install it. We asked
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to have
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stop trying/experimenting.
A licensed roofer they found came by, took one look and said he "wasn't interested". (Suggesting it was too far gone).
Attempt 8:
A different guy came over and slapped a ton of roofing material over the existing roof. Now the slight slope needed for runoff isn't fully functioning, but the leak in that corner stopped. They also installed the top deck railing crooked - so it is off by almost 2 inches! Did I mention near the end of the job they failed to find the vinyl post sleeves? We had to research where to get them and drive 2 hours to pick them up - paying out of pocket.
During these 8 attempts - our deckboards were aggressively screwed and unscrewed several times. In the final screwing, we noticed they were drilling the screws so deep into the deck that the wood was splintering. When we asked them about this, a worker said "it's just a deck." Now the boards are almost impossible to unscrew and are splintering at every screw. We can't walk out there barefoot without a ton of splinters.
FINALE:

We had already paid $8000 to
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(2/3's), and after deducting the materials we had to buy, we agreed that $2200 was owed upon full completion.
We asked that the deckboards that had been destroyed on the 8 attempts be replaced, and that then we would pay him and call it a day. The top level is the worst - because of all the roof redo's.
He said no, his unlicensed handyman who botched the job was now in charge.
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(the guy on the license) won't return calls.

These guys have left us NO OPTIONS. We are now in the process of finding a lawyer, and filling out "statement of complaints" for both
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and
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Builders to the State Licensing Board. We also plan to file with the BBB...please email me if you have any other suggestions!
Oh, and the beadboard started leaking....AGAIN!!!!!!!



- Cathy V.
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Called up
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and she made an accommodation in schedule to get out quickly to our minor issue. Professional, responsive and a quality job.
- Adam C.
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Superb. Very honest and competent. A total pleasure to deal with. I have dealt with many contractors over the years and
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is top shelf!!! Way better choice than
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, who only wanted to sell as many windows as they could!

- michael O.
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was extremely responsive from the first phone call I made to him. He picked up my phone call on Day 1 and told me he was busy but because we were looking to move quickly he would accommodate what we needed. He was able to make it out to review the work we needed by that weekend. He provided a very affordable quote within 2 days. He was out the following week to do the repairs and had them all finished by 4pm. He worked around our schedule (we have 2 children under the age of 3) to start a little later than usual and was still wrapped up by 4pm. Overall the finished outcome was exactly what I was looking for, he went above and beyond my expectation and it looks as if repairs were never done.
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was very professional, responsive, diligent and paid close attention to the details. I would recommend and hire
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again in a heartbeat.
- David M.
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and his team came to my house at 3:15pm to install a vent on the side of my home for a portable AC.
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got the job done very quick but did quality work. Very clean install and left little to no mess inside the home after. I haven't seen a
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that put that much detail in their job as
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did, and that was the best thing.
- Vikrant M.

Handyman Services in Buffalo, NY

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A+ Contractors of WNY LLC

3840 E ROBINSON RD
Buffalo

AAA Jimmy's Custom Cabinets

1702 Eddy Dr
North Tonawanda

Aardvark Service Co.

733 Tifft St.
Buffalo

Ace Service

Buffalo

ACS Home Service

22607 Braken Manor Ln

Advanced Security Services

708 Englewood Ave
Buffalo

AFTERMATH RESTORATION INC

325 S Cascade Dr
Springville

Apollo Drywall & Painting

5276 Briercliff Dr
Hamburg

ARJ HANDYMAN SVC

39 WASHINGTON ST
Buffalo

BA Services

124 LEISUREWOOD
Akron

BALLARD CONSTRUCTION

7099 Boston State Rd
Hamburg

BENCHMARK PAINTING & CARPENTRY INC

432 West Boynton Beach Blvd

Benny Building Contractors

486 Union Rd
Buffalo

Bill Carney Home Improvements

627 Main Street
Youngstown

Buffalo City Living, LLC

71 North Park Ave
Buffalo

burns carpentry

12 van wyck st

C.B. Property Maintenance

115 Newfield St.
Buffalo

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cellino Plumbing Inc

631 Bullis Rd
Elma

CJ Aaron Remodeling Inc

642 Aurora St
Lancaster

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Rd

Clif Taylor Electric

4 Windtree Ln.

Contis Handyman LLC

Clarence Ctr

CORNERSTONE BUILDERS

937 Creek Road Ext.
Lewiston

Country Construction

38 Pearl St
Arcade

COVENANT CONTRACTING

677 SCOVELL DR
Lewiston

Cozy Homes Construction Inc

14 Randolph St
Lancaster

CRS Kitchen and Bath

99 Zittle St
Buffalo

Custom Ceiling & Wall

South Park Ave
Buffalo

Custom Painting By Richardson

78 Elmwood Park E
Tonawanda

D & A General Services

170 LeHavre Dr
Buffalo

D & A General Services

30 Estelle Dr.
Buffalo

D.J. Lawn Maintenance

448 Voorhees Ave
Buffalo

DB Home Improvement LLC

3644 Woodhaven Cir
Hamburg

DE GRASSE CONSTRUCTION

151 VIRGIL AVE
Buffalo

DECKS BY DESIGN

Williamsville

Delta P Incorporated

88 Franklin St
Buffalo

DependaBill

8954 Amy Leigh Lane
Clarence Center

DMB Construction & Maintenance

345 Pilgrim Rd
Tonawanda

DS Power

Lancaster

Dunn Ryte Payntin & Services

6035 S.Transit Rd #93
Lockport

Elegant Builders

1401 Sweet Rd
East Aurora

ELITE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

PO BOX 862
Orchard Park

Empire Restoration

47 weiss st
Buffalo

Everything Outdoors

6378 Olean Rd
South Wales

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

FITCH CONSTRUCTION INC

7278 Pittsford Palmyra Rd
Fairport

Fix It Pro Services

6180 Old Beattie Rd
Lockport

Frayne Brothers Inc

10 Wainwright Ct
Williamsville

Friendship Remodeling

6029 Ridge Rd
Lockport

FRUEHAUF ASSOCIATES INC

66 Fenwick Rd.
Tonawanda

GALVIN PAINTING

222 FAYETTE AVE
Buffalo

GENERAL CONTRACTORS

661 67TH ST
Niagara Falls

Good Guy's Landscaping LLC

14 Dalewood Dr
Amherst

Great Green Cleaning

264 1st St
Brooklyn

GREGG BOBERG CONSTRUCTION

9906 BURNS HILL RD
West Valley

Guy Contracting, Inc.

953 Woodstock Ave
Tonawanda

Ham-R-Time LLC

23 Catherine st
Tonawanda

Handy Home Medic LLC

Brendel Avenue
Hamburg

Handy Randy Home Services

3650 Pleasant Ave
Hamburg

Handyman

Buffalo

Handyman Connection of Amherst

425 Fillmore Ave
Tonawanda

Handyman Extraordinaire

7260 Wilrose Ct
North Tonawanda

Handyman Services of Grand Island

2755 West River Rd.
Grand Island

HAYES DOOR

5110 LOCKPORT RD
Niagara Falls

Hibbard Home Improvement

11 Foxcroft Lane
Buffalo

HIBIT MASONRY

11 S EDGEWOOD DR
Springville

Homepro Remodeling Inc

5140 Main St
Buffalo

HomePro Solutions

43 Creek Rd
Williamsville

In The Nick Of Time

30 Schultz Rd
Orchard Park

Investor's Service Co

4939 Lockport Rd
Niagara Falls

Ivy Lea Construction

440 Northwood Dr
Buffalo

J METZGER CONSTRUCTION LLC

208 TREE HAVEN DR
East Aurora

J-Cap Contractors,LLC

2004 Sweet Home Rd
Buffalo

JK Moving Services

7561 Lindbergh Dr

jnd tree service

110 forbes st
Amsterdam

JNJ Carpentry LLC

5704 Pillsbury Ave S

JP Homeworks

354 Grant St
Buffalo

K I M Construction

7 Twilight Ln
East Amherst

Karls Handyman Services

99 Forbes Terrace
North Tonawanda

Kaz Companies Inc

150 N America Dr
West Seneca

Keith's Residential Services

595 E Robinson St.
N. Tonawanda

KEVIN WING PAINTING & WALLPAPERING INC

1393 Saybrook Ave
North Tonawanda

Koch Tile Company

8711 Point Ave
Niagara Falls

Larry Hall - Consulting & Restorations

5138 Lower Mountain Rd.
Lockport

Lekanka Remodeling

162 Hawhtorne Ave.
Tonawanda

Len's family handyman service

15 Harvard Ct
Buffalo

LYRIC CONTRACTING

151 E MELCOURT DR
Buffalo

MAGS CONSTRUCTION

1446 CTY RD 2
Olivebridge

Mantis Construction

120 maple ave

Mario & Son Tile

2755 Harlem Rd
Buffalo

McGreevy Construction

33 Livingston St
Buffalo

Mcgregor Home Improvements

604 Lake St
Wilson

Midwest Air Solutions

15630 Joliet Rd

Millbrook Enterprise

702 Jefferson Ave
Buffalo

Milton Bentley Inc

1717 11th Ave N

nards tree service llc

9156 phillips rd holland
Holland

Naum Shkaf Painting and Roofing

1420 Best Rd.
East Greenbush

New Beginnings Handyman

33 CHARLESCREST CT
West Seneca

New Buffalo Remodeling

P.O. Box 1383
Buffalo

P.H.I.

45 North St
Leroy

Patrick Walker Construction LLC

7995 10th St. SE
Buffalo

Paul's Value Home Repair

2485 William Street
Cheektowaga

PAULY CONSTRUCTION

8110 LEAH CT
Buffalo

Payne's A-Z

3815 county Rt #1
Campbell

Peter Stapell

22 Siberling Dr
Buffalo

Petro Builders

92 Commonwealth
Buffalo

petruzzo & sons construction

6621 conner road
East Amherst

Pittsford Homes Inc

PO Box # 506
Victor

PK's Painting

440 Homestead Dr
North Tonawanda

PLAYNATION

190 ETOWAH INDUSTRIAL CT

PMC Maintenance Co

330 N. Main St.
Holland

Polizzi Home Improvment, LLC

43 Hammerschmidt Ave
Buffalo

PROFESSIONAL LEE DONE INC

8606 CLARENCE CENTER RD
Clarence Center

Rainbow Roofing & Siding Co

PO Box 1235
North Tonawanda

Randy McWethy's HandyMan Services

33 Florence ave
Blasdell

Rb enterprises

11 park place
East Aurora

READY

Buffalo

Reiner Remodeling

81 Kurtz Ave
Lancaster

Reliable Handyman

PO Box 1684
Buffalo

Ricks Home Repairs

22 Saint John St.
Lancaster

RJM Contracting

1604 East Delavan Rd.
Buffalo

Rustyhamr

287 Wabash Ave
Buffalo

Rusz Electrical services

113 king ave
Depew

Rutkowski Enterprises Inc

PO Box 532
Niagara Falls

Signature Property Inspection

229 Irving Terrace
Buffalo

SMILEY HANDYMAN

67 COMSTOCK AVE
Buffalo

Southern restorations

329 Laurie lane
Grand Island

Spring Valley Landscaping

10059 Davis Hill Road
East Concord

Start Moving

2372 Old Combee Rd 103

SWEET SUCCESS CONTRACTORS

1508 RIVERSIDE RD

Tarvin Plumbing

3749 Eastern Ave.

TMN Home Improvement

341 Westchester Ave
Rochester

Tom Hulton Construction

1582 Center St
East Aurora

Town Insulation

4083 Saunders Settlement Rd
Sanborn

Transitional Painting

859 Richmond Ave
Buffalo

Treats Unleashed Inc

3057 Sheridan Dr
Buffalo

Vincent's Handyman Service

Po BOX 506
Clarence Center

W.Rick Construction

85 Munson road
Groton

Zenner & Ritter Home Services

3404 Bailey Ave
Buffalo

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