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"This job was not easy because the fan/light had to be hung from a vaulted ceiling approximately 13' off the ground. They had to construct a special box, mount" that securely to the ceiling, and then hang the fan. It is working fine one year later.

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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 North

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is really good at what he does. He works with minimal direction (a good thing) and is very clever at coming up with fixes. He is punctual, professional and fast. This is the second time I've had him over and it won't be the last! Highly recommended.
- MAURICE D.
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did first class work. He did exactly the things I wanted done and did them cheerfully, even though some of the jobs were a less than fun to do. He brought his own tools, had a professional manner, was knowledgeable about each aspect of the work.
When I couldn't find the kind of doors I wanted, he drove around town until he located what I wanted. I had searched and had given up on ever finding replacement doors in my 1950's house.
It was a pleasure and relief to find someone who was willing and then able to do the various projects in my house. He gave helpful suggestions if needed and finished all the work in a timely manner. I will call him again when I have more house repair and maintenance to have done.
- Marlys B.
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A craftsman who takes pride in his work and offers excellent workmanship and professionalism - highly recommended. The fence is probably the straightest fence in Slidell.
- William W.
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It took a long time between buying the deal and actual installation. (They are booked for weeks and weeks). The installers/handymen are always nice and polite and they never leave a mess.
- Robin G.
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It did not go. We had an appointment for 4pm today. He did not show up. I called at 4.30 pm to inquire. At 6pm I received a call back that he thought our appointment was between 4-5pm. I might have been more flexible if that call had come at 5pm. But all we have to go on to pick a service provider is first impressions. To call an HOUR after an appointment shows lack of respect for my time. It's a shame. Because I have money to spend on repairs and renovations. It'll go to someone who is reliable.
- Catherine B.
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Needed a provider to install grab bars in shower and needed a quick turnaround. Called on a Tuesday and was able to have them installed on Thursday.
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was very professional on the phone and was able to answer all my questions and schedule the appointment to accommodate my availability. On Thursday
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called and asked if we had flexibility to change the appointment due to another job running over. Unfortunately I was not able to and she worked with the owner
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and he personally came out at the scheduled time in order to ensure the job was completed.
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was very professional and displayed a strong sense of detail. He explained we needed to get the bars and did not charge us any additional charges as he had to wait for us to get this. He was extremely helpful in providing suggestions as well to the best place to install in the shower. When the job was complete he cleaned up and ensured we were completed satisfied. I would definitely use their services again for other projects and highly recommend to others.
- vicki G.
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about the fact that a shower door was leaking in a rental unit of mine and possibly was hung improperly. He said as long as the shower door was intact, reinstalling should do the trick but the design of these types of doors was defective.. I told him I have another identical one in an adjoining rental and a piece on the track is missing. I said we might have to replace the door on that one, and maybe both would be eventually replaced, I wasn't sure. I said maybe the doors they make now are better designed. We agreed he would come out and rehang the first one and look at the second. I agreed to what he wanted to charge me to do that and let him choose when. I went and got print outs of replacement shower doors for the second one. The day of the appointment he started texting me before 7am. He wanted to know if I got the replacement shower door and or parts to fix them. I answered, that wasn't what we had said we were doing. He then said maybe I should reschedule until I had the shower door and or parts. I replied, I am not qualified to do that, that's why I called you. I asked that he call me because we were misunderstanding each other. He called sometime later and I missed the call. I immediately tried calling back and texting for over 2 hours. I drove the 30 minutes to the appointment and waited one and a half hours, (he wanted a window for his arrival). He didn't show up, call, or text. When he did finally TEXT me, after I texted him that I was going to leave a review of his behavior, he was rude and said I was just going to waste his time. He said it wasn't worth his time if I didn't have everything to fix both doors. I am just dumbfounded, I even have texts confirming appointment for rehanging the door, he talked me into rehanging the door, I started the call to him with "I need a licensed contractor to replace a shower door that I think was improperly installed because it doesn't seem to fit the space"
- Melinda G.
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Ab is a very fair and honest contractor. He and his crew were very consciencous about making sure that the job was done to our satisfaction. We are very pleased with the final job and just love our bathroom!
- Jennifer V.

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A C CAMPBELL PAINTING & WALL

942 GREENDALE RD
Harrisonburg

A Plus Roofing

305 S Washington Hwy
Ashland

Addison Building and Remodeling

238 Fairview Rd
Luray

AMERICANPROPAINTERS

Williamsburg

Bug Busters Pest Control Services Inc.

1400 W. Third St.
Farmville

Building Management Services

400 Turner Rd
Richmond

C & J Servicemen

505 Hessler Dr
Ruther Glen

C.A. Lowe Builders Inc.

103 Dial Rock Road
North Tazewell

Cabana Boys

1801 Winding Way
North Chesterfield

Cabinet Care

4279 Aloha Lane
Harrisonburg

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cambridge Companies

2509 Valley Ave
Winchester

Carl Plumbing & Electrical LLC

32 Celebrity Ln
Fishersville

CAVALIER ENTERPRISES

2025 Square Dance Ct
Virginia Beach

Chamberlin-Washington Inc.

6482 Sligo Mill Rd

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Road

Cliff's Painting Service

24000 Gunsmith Ln
Abingdon

Cline Construction, Inc.

86 Menefee Ln
Front Royal

Collins Home Improvement

3 Ross Ct
Stafford

Custom Quality Services

9423 Weslyn Drive
Rixeyville

Custom Stone & Tile LLC.

3404 Birchlawn Ave.
Roanoke

Cutright Painting and Construction

5001 little flock ch ln
Amelia

dng exteriors

1036 manning dr
Fredericksburg

Dzinbild

14980 Davis Rd
Church Road

E T LAWSON

4 IVY HOME RD
Hampton

elder and son construction

13 captain johns cove

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

F & D Renovations

Stephens City

Finishing Touches

6420 Dawes Dr.
King George

Floor Center

370 garrisonville rd

Franks Handyman Service

220 Cloud St
Front Royal

Great American Log Homes

P.O. Box 2295
Front Royal

Greenleaf Contractors

PO BOX 5581
Williamsburg

Gutter Helmet of Virginia by MR.FIX-IT

10189 Maple Leaf Ct
Ashland

H&D Handyman Service's Llc

206 east Whitlock ave

Handy Works

679 Holly Crest dr.
Culpeper

Hewitt, Dr. Michael J.

1201 Sam Perry Blvd
Fredericksburg

I DIG IT &MOW IT TOO!

1020 Green Valley Rd

Inter-Earth Inc

4435 Hopkins Rd
North Chesterfield

J & D Construction and Maintenance

304 S Brown Street
Blackstone

James Barton

Boones Mill

JC Address Signs

3351 South Norwood Ave

Jmy Jams Llc

4410 Monacan Trail Rd
North Garden

John Albert Furniture

249 Albert Farm Rd.
Monroe

Johnny Werks

1651 Mallory Rd
Woodlawn

JT Professional Installation

fredericksburg
Fredericksburg

Kim's Properties LLC

1828 Dockside Drive
Hayes

L&G Quality Service LLC

4018 Woodland RD
Annandale

Lawson's Lawn and Home Services

112 Millpond Rd
Warsaw

Lee's Home Improvement Inc.

10695 Indian Rd
Gloucester

Marc's General Repair

4902 George Washington Memorial Highway
Hayes

MasterSeal Home Products

15 Westland Drive
White Stone

McLean Home Improvement LLC

PO Box 3042
Sterling

MENEFEE'S TREE & LANDSCAPING

1330 LEON RD
Culpeper

MEP Construction

542 Collicello St.
Harrisonburg

Michael & Son Services Inc

5740 General Washington Dr
Alexandria

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S Crescent Drive

Mr. Handyman of the Fredericksburg Region

99 Madison Avenue
Fredericksburg

Murphy Family Electric

500 North Washington St
Alexandria

NCF Home Improvements Inc

327 Oakcliff Ave
North Chesterfield

Neat Sweep

5513 Hull St
Richmond

New School Custom Creations, LLC

114 Forest Drive
Chester Gap

O&B Innovations, LLC

3421 Cappahosic Rd
Gloucester

Old World Remodeling

8106 Foxcatcher Ct
North Chesterfield

Olde Towne Handyman

8 Cedar Circle
Williamsburg

P. L. Douglas, Jr., Inc.

16100 General Puller Hwy

Paramount Builders Inc

12940 Plaza Dr
Richmond

PB&J Handyperson Service

8021 Pat Dennis Road
Scottsville

PLAYNATION

190 ETOWAH INDUSTRIAL CT

Prince William Home Improvement

14910 Persistence Dr
Woodbridge

Quality Expectations LLC

PO Box 678
Garrisonville

R.L. Reece Builders, LLC

4930 chestnut fork road
Gloucester

Randy's Handyman Expert Services

2601 Red Hill Heights
North Garden

Randys Carpentry Inc.

573 Hillside Drive
Gloucester

Redford and Sons

611 W Carolina Ave
Crewe

Regal Home Improvement

4002 Hermitage Rd
Richmond

Reid Constructors LLC

PO Box 5243
Williamsburg

RICHARD'S

PO Box 872
Newport News

Rife Remodeling & Flooring

1225 Front St
Richlands

RK Restorations

1208 S Thomas Street
Arlington

sagers painting

120 skyway ln

SHEFFIELD'S PAINTING

7317 George Town Rd
Waverly

SMART HOME IMPROVEMENTS

11416 Reed Rd.
Fredericksburg

Southers Electrical Services

813 Osborne Rd.
Farmville

Stable Foundations LLC

12439 Maple St
Ashland

Start Moving

2372 old combee rd 103

Stefan Home Service

5901 Sheraton Cir.
Fredericksburg

STEFAN HOME SERVICE

5901 SHERATON CIR.
Fredericksburg

STORYBOUND CONSTRUCTION

P.O. Box 1304
Mathews

Sturdevant Construction

708 Gum Rock Ct
Newport News

THE HOME CRAFTERS

1933 OLD TIPERS RD
Heathsville

TKM HOMES - The King's Men, LLC

1904 Stanhope Court
Virginia Beach

Town & Country Construction

11500 Bevils Bridge Rd.
Amelia Court House

Townside Building and Repair INC

60 Greenridge Drive
Stafford

TRIAD PEST CONTROL INC

1535 S MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

Triangle Sealants Corporation

PO Box 6128
Portsmouth

Trogdon Enterprises

PO Box 74292
North Chesterfield

Turpin Constuction Company

2945 Cottontown Rd
Forest

Ultimate Craftsman, L.L.C.

P.O. Box 1522
Hayes

USA at your service

P. O. Box 2470
Stafford

Wiles Home Improvement

PO Box 119
Mint Spring

Williamsburg Lawn Care

290 D Patriot Lane
Williamsburg

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