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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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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 Ballston Spa, NY

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A-Z Home Repair & Remodeling

24 Saratoga Rd
Schenectady

A2Z Construction

Ballston Spa

AAZ REMODELING

4 Elmhurst Avenue
Albany

ABConstructionIICorp

36 Anthony Ln.
Albany

AC Professional Painters

21 Boyack Rd
Clifton Park

Action Contracting

To be provided at a later date
Mechanicville

Ado Construction

215 Sand creek rd
Albany

Affordable Remodeling LLC

7967 Mykala Street NE

After Hours Contracting

14 Harriman Rd
Averill Park

AGTech Building and Remodeling

6 Pennsylvania Ave
Johnstown

Aim High Contracting

79 Delafield Dr
Albany

Albany Home Repairs

PO Box 301
Glenmont

All Around Property Maintenance

15 Moon St
Fort Edward

Amore Builder's

p.o. box 1752
Latham

Atlas Renovations

81 beekman St
Saratoga Springs

B & C Home Improvements

1454 Phoenix Ave
Schenectady

B and M construction

5 wembly place
Gansevoort

B&M Painting and Remodeling

77 Fairfield Ave
Albany

Bennett Contracting Inc

693 S Pearl St
Albany

Better Homes

97 West Main Street
Broadalbin

BK's Custom Services

652 Rte 9P
Saratoga Springs

Brant Dean

11 Oak Ln
Stillwater

Brazill Contracting

39 Shannon Ave
Cohoes

Bricks, Blocks and More

PO Box 68
Stillwater

Business Management Services

1289 Eastern Avenue
Amsterdam

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Capital City Fitness

63 Point of Woods Dr.
Albany

capital home improvements

292 upper mannix rd
East Greenbush

Capital Homes

845 Madison Ave

Capitaland Home Improvements LLC

1660 Rt 9
Clifton Park

CB Carney Remodel

96 Westside Dr.
Ballston Lake

Chase Contracting

PO Box 61
Ballston Spa

CHUCK SANO RENOVATIONS,LLC

12 FAIRWAY LN
Schenectady

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Rd

CLD Custom Carpentry

169 stone mill rd
Hudson

Clifton Park Tankless and Plumbing

4 Applewood Drive
Ballston Lake

Compass Realty, Inc

PO Box 272
Cropseyville

Couture Contracting & Modular Homes

383 Stuffle Street
Cropseyville

Custom Cuts Building and Remodeling Inc.

133 Lower Herrington Rd.
Johnsonville

Dancy Enterprises LLC

104 Gold Rd S.
Elizaville

DAVE CLARK ENTERPRISES

314 Louden Rd
Saratoga Springs

daves lawn care and hauling

314 Louden Rd
Saratoga Springs

DAVID FURBECK

4 Riverside Park N
Mechanicville

DD Handyman Services

42 Sewell St
Lake George

Done Right Construction

13 Lancaster street

Double D Mowing Service

44 Jay St.
Amsterdam

dynamic construction

1026 Trinity Ave
Schenectady

E. Perry Construction, LLC

PO Box 384
Middleburgh

Easy Clean

168 Pyramid Pines
Saratoga Springs

Efficient Heating & Cooling Services

37 Bloomingdale Ave
Gloversville

Efficient Heating & Cooling Services

37 Bloomingdales Ave
Gloversville

Elite Home Renovations

116 Bluebird Terrace
Fort Edward

Elliot Enterprises

71 Wilsey Rd
Greenfield Center

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Family Handyman

State HWY 29
Johnston

Farrell Brothers Inc

6 Simmons Ln
Albany

Fast Company

1322 Kings Rd
Schenectady

Father & Son Home Improvements

114 9th Street
Saratoga Springs

FE Saratoga, Inc.

PO Box 1042
Saratoga Springs

G. Richardson and Sons Contracting

31 South Main St
Voorheesville

Get it Done Contracting

2nd street
Albany

Goodscapes

Ballston Spa

Gordon's Home Improvement

433 Lake Desolation Road
Middle Grove

Grandview Properties

23 N Grandview Terrace
Voorheesville

Greco Countertops and Woodworking

105 Odell St
Schenectady

GREG MUELLER

289 MELICK RD
Canajoharie

Greggs handyman Service

21 Goetz Rd
East Chatham

Halfmoon Handyman Services

316 Rte 146
Clifton Park

Handyman Joe Mazzuca

882 Stark Ave
Schenectady

Helpful Hand and More

3 Briarwood Road
Loudonville

Heritage Residential Services, LLC

23 Heritage Pkwy
Schenectady

herzog construction

25 crawford rd

Hinman Construction

3378 Birchton Rd
Ballston Spa

Home Helpers Co-Op

111 Columbia Tp
Rensselar

HouseSmart Home and Office Improvement

221 Northline Road
Ballston Spa

Hufnagel Electric

26 Diebold Rd

HydTecH Lawn & Landscape

Saratoga Springs

I & T Building Mechanics

Albany ST
Schenectady

ICA contracting

37 Ten Broeck
Albany

Imbarrato, LLC

18 Birchwood Lane
Ballston Spa

J F Installations

240 Starr Ave
Schenectady

Jade Enterprises

2543 Cty Hwy 107
Amsterdam

Jamcore Home Improvements

31 Collegeview Dr
Albany

James & Doraine Bushnell

43 Martins Hill
Ravena

JAMES FINK

482 CHURCH RD
Albany

JDC Contracting

52 Phillips St
Amsterdam

JMM Plumbing & Repair

27 Glenwood St
Albany

jnd tree service

110 forbes st
Amsterdam

John T. Construction

76 E. Fulton St.
Golversville

JPH Property Solutions, LLC

1121 McClellan Street
Schenectady

JRS-Handyman

100 Lawrence St
Rensselaer

JS Services

340 Dunham Hollow Rd
Averill Park

K O Contracting

118 1st St
Watervliet

Kim Decker

216 Tampa Ave
Rensselaer

LAWLOR CONSTRUCTION LLC

467 KNICKERBOCKER RD
Schodack Landing

Level Best LLC

207 Riverview Rd
Rexford

LMN Construction

18 Ethel Dr
Albany

M & J Professional Cleaning Inc

4 Par Del Rio Ave
Clifton Park

M Johnson Contracting

135 Cary Rd
Mechanicville

Mark Andriano's Home Improvements

686 N Creek Rd
Greenfield Center

Mark Plumbing

221 Northline Rd
Ballston Spa

McBain Carpentry Services

2519 2nd Ave
Watervliet

Mercer Associates

131 Farm to Market Road
Athens

Meto's Maintenance, Inc.

766 Mountain Ave
Purling

Modern Maids

911 Central Ave
Albany

Moore's Custom

1248 Farley Rd
Hudson Falls

Morehouse Enterprises

203 oregon ave
Schenectady

Mossey's Remodeling

124 Woodin Rd.
Clifton Park

Mr Fix It

5-B Cypress Point
Clifton Park

MR HANDYMAN OF SARATOGA

952 Troy Schenectady Rd
Saratoga Springs

Mr Plumber/Scottsdale Home Service Plumbing

16211 N. Scottsdale Rd. A-6-A # 494

Native Contracting

119 Meadowbrook Dr
Slingerlands

Naum Shkaf Painting and Roofing

1420 Best Rd.
East Greenbush

Night Owl Mechanical

105 County Route 312
Westerlo

Nightingale Construction

43 Chestnut St
Johnstown

Non-Typical Home Improvements

PO Box 671
Caroga Lake

Norm Warner Const.

944 State St
Schenectady

Ohms Electrical Services

22 S White St
Poughkeepsie

PC contracting

7 Curt Blvd.
Saratoga Springs

PEMBER CONSTRUCTION, LLC

71 CREEK RD
Wynantskill

PLAYNATION

190 ETOWAH INDUSTRIAL CT

Precise Contracting

32 Sand Spurrey Rd.
Ballston Spa

Preserve America LLC

46 Fifth Ave
Gloversville

primerty property management

178 Central Ave
Albany

Professional Handyman

188 Vischer Ferry Rd
Rexford

PTO Home Service & Repairs

31 Saratoga Ave
Ballston Spa

R & M Painting and Restoration

N. Resevoir St.
Latham

Residential Improvements

17 East Computer Dr
Albany

RL Home Improvements

8 Columbine Ave
South Glens Falls

RM Construction

2772 Maida Lane
Schenectady

Ron's PropertyMaintenance Inc

12 Kenlyn Drive
Albany

RTY Carpentry Plus

255 Consaul Rd

S.Y.N.N. Enterprise

3 Elm St
Nassau

scotts home improvements

37 elm lane
Stillwater

Sealed Right

391 9TH ST
Troy

SenCare USA

1 Barney Road
Clifton Park

Seyboth Painting

PO Box 2816
Ballston Spa

Signature Homes & Renovations

447 County Route 10
Corinth

SJH Enterprises

5 Wildwwod Drive

Start Moving

2372 Old Combee Rd 103

Style Painting and Tile Construction Company

354 Burtonville Rd
Fultonville

Summit Construction of NY Inc

315 Stage Rd
Ballston Lake

Superior Masonry Solutions

114 Fordham Road
Valatie

Taylor'd

422 Vley Rd
Schenectady

The Magical Tile Wizard LLC

132 Fellows Rd
Clifton Park

Today's Total Home

1117 McClellan St
Schenectady

Todd Jobs LLC

PO Box 423
Latham

Tony Nash

3 Nash Place
Albany

Top Notch

7 Gaslight Dr
Albany

Turning Point Contractors

Saratoga Springs

Two Brothers, LLC

81 pierre ave

Two Cousins Property Management

P.0. Box 9
Stillwater

Upstate Property Service

430 Clarendon Street
Schenectady

Windows Plus

2380 rt 385
Coxsackie

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