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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 Scranton

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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 Scranton, PA

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1st ALERT BUILDING SERVICES

PO BOX 3084
Pittston

A&C Home Improvement

Po box 176
Pocono Lake

A.F.T. Painting

PO Box 801

Able Hands Inc

144 Main St
Peckville

Affordable Construction Services

1123 Layton Rd
Clarks Summit

Angel's Home Improvements

2475 Country Top Trail
Bethlehem

AR-Tech

39 Rte 435
Gouldsboro

Ashley Grace Homes

PO Box 1630
Albrightsville

BEST VALUE HANDYMAN SERVICE

2021 LAFAYETTE STREET
Scranton

Bestway Construction

110 Searfoss Road

Blakeslee Home Improvement Inc

373 Route 940
Blakeslee

Bob The Handyman

Newton Township
Clarks Summit

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Capozzi Contracting

921 Owego Tpke
Carbondale

CFK Home Building and Renovations

128 Abbott St
Wilkes Barre

Charles Buildres

49 Sutton Rd
Shavertown

Charter Crown

Mountain Top

Choice Home Repair

749 Harrison Ave
Scranton

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Rd

CNK Remodeling

64 Ryman st
Luzerne

Consolidated Builders

77 N Hancock St
Wilkes Barre

D R Miller Home Improvements

1540 Olympic Way
Effort

DallaVerde Construction, LLC

2105 Ransom Rd
Dallas

danielson

60 Market St
Wilkes Barre

delplatos remodeling

819 n pennsylvania ave
Wilkes Barre

Dicton Electric

48 Atlantic Ave
Kingston

DK Goodworks

Scranton, PA 18505
Scranton

Doherty Roofing

941/2 wyoming ave
Carbondale

E&T Restoration Services

136 Summit st.
Kingston

EmmettbyDesign LLC

153 Upper Green Hill Road
Kunkletown

EMS Contracting, LLC

318 N Sprague Ave
Kingston

ETERNITY FLOORING LLC

71 Lockhart St
Wilkes Barre

Exceptional Property Management

833 Justus Blvd
Olyphant

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

First General Services of NE

31 Ruddle St
Wilkes Barre

Frame 2 Finish

2231 Emerald St
Philadelphia

Gary Snipes Construction

80 stonewood drive
Jermyn

Gennaro`s Property Management LLC

6263 Park Place
Tobyhnanna

Gerard Lombardi

100 Erie St
Moosic

HANDYMAN HOME REPAIR

728 DUNMORE ST
Scranton

Handyman Matters

323 Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming

Hilltown Carpentry

31 Southard Rd

HONEY DO LIST

5982 kingsley
Kingsley

Hope Plumbing

2144 E 52nd St

House Doctors

239 Main St
Dickson City

Humphreys Contracting & Home Improvement

33 Mt. Crest Dr.
Lake Ariel

J & M Construction

6391 State Route 654 # 2
Williamsport

J N J Painting & More

201 S Blakely St
Dunmore

J&B Repair

1424 Dartmouth St
Scranton

J.E. MULTI-TRADE SERVICES

PO Box 431
Hamlin

J.K.'S CARPENTRY & HANDY WORK

1349 Scott St
Wilkes Barre

Jamms Constructions

1108 Birkbeck St
Freeland

JC Address Signs

3351 South Norwood Ave

JCR Home Repair

122 Charles Street

jf constrution

1660 murray st
Kingston

joe dougher masonry

1214 n main ave
Scranton

M to Z

410 WEST8TH ST
Westwyoming

M.S.D. Home & Property Improvement

234 Bowman St.
Dickson City

MGP Handyman Services

1620 Luzerne Street
Scranton

Monument maintainence

Drinker st
Scranton

PAC construction

Wilkes-Barre

Paramount Painting Company

257 Filbert Avenue

PEI Enterprises Inc.

201 S. Blakely St. 309 / PO Box 374
Dunmore

Picture Perfect Home Improvements

222 jackson street
Thompson

Pittsman Consruction

324 North Main Street
Archbald

PLAYNATION

190 ETOWAH INDUSTRIAL CT

PM & M LLC

146 W Acorn Hill Dr
Olyphant

Pocono Home Inspections

PO. Box 2179
Pocono Pines

R & S Home Improvements

7250 State Route 374
Union Dale

Relyt Construction LLC

Bunker Hill RD
Wyoming

SB Home Improvements

532 Boulevard Ave
Dickson City

Shafer Construction

150 Cross Country Rd
Hop Bottom

Sharkeys Fuels

South Canaan

Shimko Construction

293 South Sheridan Street
Wilkes Barre

Spess Construction

935 Park Ave
Shavertown

Start Moving

2372 old combee rd 103

Stephen Sapol Painting

25 Garrahan St
Hanover Twp.

Swatt Construction

301 Washington Ave.
Jermyn

T and T Home Repair

10 SIniawa Drive
Archbald

The Handy Man Can

400 1st St
Weatherly

tommy k's painting and more

125 harris park
Factoryville

Triple E Builders

410 Gravity Rd
Lake Ariel

Vid Tech

416 Northampton Rd
Tobyhanna

VILLAGE HANDYMAN

510 CHARL DRIVE
Shavertown

Vitucci Lawncare & Landscaping

538 Washington Ave
Jermyn

W.Rick Construction

85 Munson road

Williams Handyman Service

545 N. Bromley Ave.
Scranton

Ye Olde Village Workshop, LLC

113 Golf Drive
Mountainhome

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