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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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#1 Handyman Service

9309 Penrose St

'Mikes Moving Service

3704 N Rosser St

1 ENTERPRISE LLC

1402 North Capitol Street NW
Washington

1HandyMan4U, LLC

804 W Redwood Rd

360 Painting

101 N Columbus St

360 Painting

4 Swansea Cove

360 Property Services LLC

6472 Pavilion Street

4 Service Pros

2010 Corporate Ridge

4-SEASON CONTRACTOR

4410 SANTA CLARA CT

4A, LLC

3520 Sugarloaf Pkwy

5th Gen Group

8704 Garfield Street

A & A ABATEMENT

5344 RIESTERSTOWN RD

A + Services LLC

11329 Old Prospect Hill Rd

A Carney Construction

12730 Bristow Road

A GUY WITH TOOLS

2249 MADISON ST

A J Surman Construction

2135 Cabots Point Lane

A One Call Handyman Service

11703 Newport Mill Rd

A Q Contractors LLC

6230 3rd St NW
Washington

A Square Contractor

16509 Raven Rock Dr

A Stegmeier

4103 Roanoke Rd

A T0 Z HANDYMAN SVC

1135 DAFFODIL DR

A to Z Decorators

3802 Claremont Lane

A&A Refinishing Services

956 Cedar Grove Ave

A&D Remodeling LLC

15403 Bounds Avenue

A&H Handyman Services

7950 Bethlehem Rd.

A&R Home Improvement

104 Stratford Ave

A+ Handyman

224 Doe Trl

A-1 CONCRETE LEVELING

2070 Rock Hill Road

A-1 Handyman

4704 Eddystone St

A-1 Installations, LLC

8612 Linton Hall Road

A-Z Home Service

5754 Lichenbark Cir

A.C. PAINTING

203 old macdonald rd #538

A.M. Painting LLC

244 Coventry Sq

A1 City Taxi

201 Royal St SE

A2Z Design2build

20014 appledowre circle

AAA Home Improvement

6400 Bells Mill Rd

AAA MASONRY

6405 BARDU CT

AAction Home Repairs

8324 Veterans Hwy

AAHI

PO BOX 1285

AAV INC

8101 Hudson Falls Way

Abay Iron & Metal Works LLC

2414 Douglas St NE
Washington

AC Remodeling Inc

4 Goodport Ln

ACA Contracting

5500 Holmes Run Parkway Suite C4

Academy Remodeling

8208 Wahly Dr

Accents Painting Plus Inc

12416 Pretoria Dr

Action Decor LLC

9605 Watkins Rd

Active Home Renewal

1409 Broadwood Dr

ACV Home Improvement LLC

6748 Jenny Leigh Ct

Ada Karacan

5461 Sheffield Ct

Adam Contracting LLC

8811 Sudley Rd

Adams Custom Painting LLC

7666 Summerfield Hills Dr

Adan Painting

9545 Blake Ln

Adela Construction

10319 Westlake Dr

Affinity Painting

10241 Roberts Common Lane

Affordable Renovations

10218 Rodgers Rd

AG Construction

15733 Cherry Blossom Ln

AHE CONTRACTOR

211 E. Tantallon Drive

Air Benders

23571 Pebble Run Pl

AIR TECH INT'L

7903 Cole Ave

Airborne Landscaping

8111 Overfield Ct

Aisner Management

11727 N Shore Dr

AJ Ross Service

5406 Riverdale Rd

All America Drywall Inc.

10941 Woodfair Rd

All American Home Improvement

75 Mountain Laurel Ct

ALL AMERICAN HOME SERVICES

3012 Ps Business Center Dr

ALLNONE

1617 CHERRY HILL RD

Almighty & Co LLC

81 Laurel Mills Road.

ALP Painting LLC

4706 Sellman Road

Alpha Construction Services

6603 Ladyslipper Ln

Alpha Omega Home Inspections

5933 Amber Ridge Rd

ALTRO Janitorial Services

14760 Main Street

Amazing Contractors LLC

5404 Littleford St

amco contractors

5583 Harrington Falls Ln

Amercians Choice Services

11213 Smithfield Rd

American Home Service

3416 Gallows Rd

AMERICAN HOME SERVICES

34 Shining Willow Way

American Home Specialists

13221 Mockingbird ln

americans choice services

11213 smithfeild rd

AmeriDECK Ltd.

34 shining willow way Unit 373

AmeriLatin LLC

12100 Bayswater Rd

AMS Home Remodeling LLC

6755 Greatnews Ln

ANB Telecom & Electric, LLC

11023B Villaridge Ct.

Anderson Construction

12004 Mastbrook Lane

Anderson Services

222 old dominion drive

Androconst LLC

5268 G Nicholson Ln.

ANDY'S HANDYMAN SVC

5801 NICHOLSON LN

ANDY'S HOME IMPROVEMENT

6829 SILVER ANN DRIVE

Andyman, LLC

3642 Denison Street

Aquia Stafford Area Plumbing Inc

35 Potomac Creek Drive

ARAS PRO-TECH

8127 15TH Ave. Apt. 101

Archangel Remodeling

642 Wayward Dr

Arco Painting & Remodeling LLC

14405 Innsbruck Court

Arcola Home Improvements Inc

21737 Duck Creek Sq

Arctic Sun Inc

8201 Centreville Rd

Arcturus

8639-B 16th Street

ARDO Contracting Inc

9693 Gerwig Lane

Area Construction

12339 Folkstone Drive

ARJ Group, Inc.

412 H St NE
Washington

Arme Construction, Inc

13317 Rushing Water Way

Arms Home Improvement

17400 Soper St

Army Vet's Remodeling

10560 Main St., Suite 321

Army Vet's Remodeling

11140 Rockville Pike #101

Arnold & Sons Caulking

14 Wallace Farms Ln

Arts Home Improvement

13012 Tavernier Loop

Arundel Construction

8995 Bridgett Ln

Aryandes Kitchen & Bath

13565 Smallwood ln

ASA Remodeling

10005 Moore Dr

Ashford Kirby Inc

438 Girard Street

ASIL SERVICES INC

17873 Fraley Blvd

Aslan Construction

4915 Lackawanna St

ATR Painting & Remodeling

5912 Cove Landing Rd

Aurora Construction

6633 Wind Ridge Rd

AV Carpenters LLC.

6 Tarfside Court

Axilbund Enterprises, Inc.

217 B Locust St SE

Axton Handyman Svcs

4414 Middle Ridge Dr

B & B Quality Home Improvement

13251 overcup oak court

B & R CONTRACTING & FENCING

12750 OLD CHURCH RD

B L Baker Enterprises

2439 McHenry Dr

B T Martin Contractors

7130 Rock Creek Dr

B. N. Style LLC

Near Six Flags

B.A.I Construction

2815 Gibson Oaks dr

B.B.DaSH Contracting

13005 Darnestown Rd

B.I.A. CONTRACTORS LLC

3206 ANNANDALE RD

B.K. Services

504 kibler circle

B.N.V. Remodeling Company

12516 Quarterhorse Drive

Bankster International

911 6th ST NE Unit#1
Washington

Barbera Contractors llc

26310 Johnson Dr

Barclay Construction

4526 Bennion Rd

Barratt Construction

PO Box 60463
Washington

Barrier Construction, LLC

4515 Aspen Hill Road

Barry's Capentry

5515 Heming Ave.

BART CONSTRUCTION

1936 BEAVER LN

Base Home Services

14824 Bauer Dr

BCS LLC

P.O Box 1154

Beauchain Builders Inc

15 Barnswallow Ct

Beautiful Home Services

18909 Fisher Ave

Beautiful Kitchens and Bath

2015 Chaneyville Rd

Bedrock Construction LLC

22432 Germanna Hwy.

Bella Casa LLC

14216 Long Green Dr

Bellacasa Handyman services.

12464 Oliver Cromwell Drive

Bill's Handyman Service

14713 Crenshaw Dr

Billings Construction Inc

14725 Baltimore Ave

bingers handyman services

11454 green acres ct

Birchwood Lawn Care Inc

13424 Haddonfield Ln

BJ Global Enterprises LLC

11160-C1 S Lakes Dr

Black Crow Builders

203 Alpine Meadow Road

Blackcrow Builders

203 Alpine Meadow Rd

Blanca's Remodleing

303 Sunbury Ln

blue sky exteriors llc

5765-f burke center parkway #327

BLUE SKY LANDSCAPING

22209 Evergreen Mills Rd

BM Home Improvement, LLC

8458 WOODLAWN STREET

BMC Group Inc

9824 Sudley Manor Dr

BMC PAINTING, INC

11439 MONTERREY DR

BNS Contracting

8308 Selsted

Bob 4 Hire

13001 Buccaneer Rd

Bonillas Contractors Inc.

13408 Tamarack Rd

Bonn Group America Inc

1629 K St NW
Washington Dc

BOS Repairs

4495 Silver Hill Court

Boston Brothers Technologies

10230 Sasafrass Woods Ct.

Bowen Remodeling and Design

2146 Priest Bridge Ct Ste 2

BOWERS CONTRACTING

1 N POINTE TERR

Brady Auto's LLC

4647 Hillside Rd SE Apt 3
Washington

Brandon Wymelenberg Handyman

10338 Old Liberty Rd

BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION INC

7411 ROCK PORT PL

BROTHERS SERVICE

764 S DINWIDDIE ST

Brown's Hardware

100 W Broad St

brownoddjobs

1516 commonwealth ave

Browns Construction, LLC

10767 Brent Town Rd

Bruce Schauer

684 Carter Ave

BryZac LLC

4423 Lehigh Rd

Building Services Group LLC

1250 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington

Buracker Construction

2594 Stonewall Jackson Hwy

C & G Plumbing & Htg Co

4506 Sumerduck Rd

C & R ACUNA INC

8318 SYRACUSE CIR

C H I S INC

7482 LAUREL OAK CT

C R Associates

6335 Mountaindale Rd

C&Painting LLC

3906 bel pre rd

C&T Handyman Services

45464 Stoney Run Drive

C-N-S Remodeling

4105 Duke St

Capital Area Handyman

104 Carpenter Dr

Capital Housecraft

PO Box 92315
Washington

CARDINAL HOME SERVICES

447 Old Willow Ave # 2

CARL'S HOME IMPROVEMENT

4101 Waterbuck Way

Carlos Arevalo

Washington

Carlos Camayo

9290 Towerside Dr

Cary Electric Company

15411 Baileys Lane

CaseCo

125 E hirst rd suite 8-C

Castro Enterprises, Incorporated

751 Central Park Dr Apt 2211

Castro Property Management, Inc

11427 Scottsbury Terr

Castro Remodeling

4026 Poplar St

CCC JOBSON CORP

2414 ROSEDOWN DR

CCD Home Improvement

7803 Old Litchfield Ln

Cecil Construction

4924 Valley Pine Dr

CEMIL UZUN HANDYMAN

482 FOX RIDGE DR SW

Century Siding Co Inc

14115 Mariah Ct

CertaPro Painters of Loudoun, VA

111M Carpenter Dr, Ste 200A

Cesar Design

738 Bonnie Ridge Dr. NE
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