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"This is ridiculously expensive. They charge you almost $300 for 2 hours for 1 person. And they only work 8 to 5, so if you are working you can't even make" an appt with them. So I thought this was all too ridiculous and a waste of time calling them. I would never use them. This only works for stay at home moms who have a lot of money to spend and can stay home and wait for the
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-Harry H.

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came out to do the estimate and had it to me that evening. I called
to schedule the work. I was told to expect" the worker between 8 and 8:30am.
was there and ready by 8:15am each day at the latest. The first day was the bulk of the work (replacing trap, replacing toilet, tearing out drywall, assessing the spigot) followed by a 1/2 day (installing, taping, mudding drywall and replacing the outside spigot) and a third brief visit for final sanding of the new drywall. Work was excellent. This is the 2nd time I've used this service and will continue to do so.

-Joe S.

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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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My email request for a quote was responded to promptly. What was shocking, however, was the hourly cost for
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. services. Below you will find the portion of the email they sent in response to my query, which outlines their charges. In communicating with several other similar service providers (2 from Angie's List and 1 from another referral), I learned that
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. is charging 1.5 times the typical hourly rate; in addition, their "first hour" charges are well over 3 times the hourly rate for this type of service. It is difficult to understand how this provider remains in business.
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: "Should you hire me, our 1st hour for
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Lakes is $275.00 1 hour minimum - 10% Angie's List discount = $247.50. Additional hours at our regular additional hour rate of $115.00 - 10% Angie's = $103.50. Additional hours are charged in 5 minute increments, $8.625 per 5 minutes. Time begins upon arrival and ends when tools are put back in van. Time runs when getting materials. "
- Barbara K.
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When he arrived, I did not have the materials I needed for the kitchen shelf. He told me exactly what I needed to go and purchase for him to do the job. While I was getting the materials he moved on to another project When he replaced the kitchen faucet the old water line was not long enough and he told me the size he needed to finish. After head finished the projects I had listed, he inquired if there was any thing else I needed repaired. I was very pleased with all the work that was done
- Casey P.
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was friendly and professional. The experience was stress free, thank you. I didn't see the end product but I know you got the job done well.
- Nina B.
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Responded quickly and made appt for review of jobs needed. Time for project scheduled within 3 week which was within my time frame. Only hiccup is that they were late starting on the scheduled day/time and had to come back the next day. However, the work was done and done very well.
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offered options and solutions for fixing several problems which is what I was looking for. They cleaned up after themselves and took away the garbage. Everything looks great. Extremely happy with the results.
- J P.
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It went very well.
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arrived one time. He was very friendly and professional and I felt very comfortable that he could do the tasks I had. Most were
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but he accomplished all efficiently and quickly. There was no job too small and I appreciated he was so willing to do them since my husband nor I are able to. Plan to use him again in the near future for other jobs.
- ANITA H.
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did a great job on our basement. I thought it was a fair price for what we required. Three room and a full bathroom was completed in ~4 weeks. We had several small modifications along the way and he was very responsive in completing the requests/changes. He only has himself and one other gentlemen working, but they are very professional and perform good work.
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has been in business in the general area for 15 years.
- Jeremy I.
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I was impressed from the start by
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' communication, which was clear, prompt, and thorough. They showed up exactly on time, were friendly and professional, and completed the job; they also let me know about the state of my gutters, which is important. They impressed me so much that I'm hiring them again for more work.
- Francesca S.
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is very positive, helpful, reliable, and skilled. I need someone to help me with household tasks - large and small - and I feel like I've hit the jackpot. I'm hoping he can find time to paint some rooms for me in the fall. And help me with some other tasks before then, both large and small. I rely on and trust his advice. Look no further.
- Nancy F.

Handyman Services in Christiansburg, VA

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A & J Home Improvements

2119 Whispering Pine
Christiansburg

A&A's Home Improvement

1436 6 1/2 st.
Roanoke

AC Home Improvements

12801 Henry Rd.
Henry

Affordable Home Maintenance, LLC

6689 Poages Mill Dr.
Roanoke

Affordable Labor & Contracting

2837 Gum Springs Rd
Salem

All For You Home Improvements

3637 Absalom Smith Road
Salem

Appalachian Building Concepts

2237 Paris Mountain Rd
Elliston

AS IT STANDS HOME IMPROVEMENTS

6159 Jeters Chapel Rd
Vinton

BDB Builders

1100 Rucker Rd.
Moneta

Beck Builders Inc

1133 Forest Lawn Dr
Salem

Big Boy Painting

106 Catlett Ct

Boothe Construction Co

2728 Dell Ave. N.E.
Roanoke

BRADSHAW CUSTOM WORKS INC

8703 BRADSHAW RD
Salem

BT Home Improvements, LLC

P.O. Box 38
Shawsville

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CCR Home Improvements

240 lucas street

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Rd

Cornerstone Contracting LLC

4735 Maple Branch Rd.
Radford

Creed Trim & Floor Finishing

5116 Wayside Dr
Shawsville

Crockett Home Improvement Inc

1255 Radford St
Christiansburg

Custom Construction Company, Inc.

7539 Milk-A-Way Drive
Roanoke

Custom Stone & Tile LLC.

3404 Birchlawn Ave.
Roanoke

D & T Property Services

PO Box 454
Elliston

David Frank Homes

2772 Electric Road
Roanoke

Davis West Painting LLC

4727 Cordell Dr
Roanoke

Deels Handyman Services LLC

3735 Franklin rd. S.W.

Dowdy Home Innovations

Christiansburg

E A Construction Inc

995 Beaver Dr
Christiansburg

Eddie Farris

PO Box 35
Elliston

Energy Price Cutters

557 Downing Street
Roanoke

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Eye's & Lee's

2133 Kings Charles Ave SE
Roanoke

Friedman Home Improvement

109 Yorkshire Ct
Blacksburg

Good Neighbors, LLC

7522 Baylor Way Ct

Handy Hands

444 Hidden Hill Ln
Boones Mill

Harrington Contracting

962 Etzler Rd
Troutville

Hylton's Handyman Service

2645 Wilshire Ave
Roanoke

I & E Enterprises Inc

3541 Valley View Ave NW
Roanoke

J&J Home Improvement

CHRISTIANSBURG
Christiansburg

Jackson Enterprises

125 Arrowhead Trail
Christiansburg

Jaguarbelize

Roanoke

James Barton

Boones Mill

JIMO

3844 Welcome Valley Rd
Roanoke

JM Campbell, Inc.

5678 mt. tabor rd.
Catawba

John Albert Furniture

249 Albert Farm Rd.
Monroe

JP Plumbing Services

1012 Fentress St N.W.
Roanoke

kcsi construction

1838 Tuckahoe Dr
Riner

Keefer Building Services

Webster Rd
Glade Hill

Lawn Enforcement

3630 Kirk Hollow Rd
Shawsville

Long Plumbing

492 Dans Rd
Boones Mill

M&R Residential

300 Union St
Salem

Mcguire Construction

P.O. Box 621
Salem

Mighty Dad Flooring & Home Repair

900 Ingleside Ln
Salem

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S. Crescent Drive

Murphy Family Electric

500 N. Washington St.
Alexandria

NCS Roofing & Renovations LLC

2914 Creekwood Drive
Salem

Nichols Roofing and Home Repair

Roanoke, va 24018
Roanoke

Noah Construction

521 Tennessee St
Salem

NRV Home Improvement

201 Roanoke street
Christiansburg

Penn Forest Services

1114 Moorman Ave NW
Roanoke

Pierce Siding & Window Co

1425 Mt Gordon Rd
Salem

Pitman Service Group (PSG)

404 Walnut Ave SE
Roanoke

PLAYNATION

190 ETOWAH INDUSTRIAL CT

R L Lucas Construction

308 Woodland Dr
Pearisburg

Rempfer Construction Inc

19950 Leesville Rd
Lynchburg

RJS Building Services

80 Cricket Ln
Troutville

RK Restorations, LLC.

1208 S Thomas Street
Arlington

SALEM PAINTING

PO Box 634
Salem

Southern Comfort Construction Inc.

5207 Orchard Hill Dr.
Roanoke

Star City Construction, LLC

2140A Winston Ave
Roanoke

Start Moving

2372 Old Combee Rd 103

STEVE CABANISS PAINTING

2553 Gravel Hill Rd
Vinton

System One Companies, Inc

2642 Horseshoe Bend Rd
Moneta

T G Electrical Services LLC

PO Box 20301
Roanoke

Tim's Lawn Care

684 Isolane Road
Callaway

TIM'S MAINTENANCE & REPAIR SERVICES

209 ROANOKE ST
Christiansburg

Total Image Construction LLC

8342 Willow Ridge Rd
Roanoke

WEV Construction

2335 Kellington Ct
Roanoke

Womack Heating and Air

1388 Boone Rd
Shawsville

WOOD CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING

4505 12 OCLOCK KNOB RD
Roanoke

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