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Great Wall of Crap

The retaining wall on Elaine and Bert's property was starting to fail when a contractor working next door offered to help. As the job gets underway, the contractor is never there to supervise and it quickly becomes clear that the work being done isn't up to par. Elaine and Bert contact an engineer who confirms what the couple already...

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Lawn and Order

Dan and Sarah bought their home 2 years ago with dreams of backyard bliss.  They planned to extend the existing deck to create a more safe and usable space for their children to play. Needing to find the right person to do it, and liking what...

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House Sandwich

Mike Holmes gets called to a house that’s flooding after two “monster” custom homes are built on either side. The homeowners want to blame the builders, but Mike reveals that the real solution lies closer to home.

Below Board

Mike Holmes discovers that a house that looks good on the outside is hiding a rotting secret just below the surface, and now it’s a problem that threatens an entire neighbourhood. He arrives onsite and tries to stop it from spreading.

5 Years Old

A 5-year old house needs major repairs and the builder won’t do anything to help. Mike Holmes and his team of pros step in to give the family the safe home they need and make up for the shortcomings of minimum code.

Broken Record

Mike Holmes comes to the rescue of Sheila and Val, who were scammed by a notorious contracting criminal out of their money, their kitchen and their trust. But with the help of authorities and investigative journalist Pat Foran, Mike is able to get...

Hoofed Roof

When a contractor botches the roof of a barn that is home to a group of rescued horses, their winterfeed is threatened, along with their lives. The recently shingled roof starts to fall apart and into the surrounding pastures, leaving dangerous...

High Water

Mike Holmes travels to High River, Alberta to help John and Gillian recover from a disastrous flood that ravaged through their community and their home. But what he sees he never expected. In the wake of the Province's worst flood, many homes...

A Tear in the Fabric

Lynn moved into her 3-storey townhouse just over a year ago. She noticed water was pooling on her rooftop deck so she hired a reputable contractor to fix the problem. But all it takes is just one rainfall and water starts pouring down to every...

Here in Spirit

A homeowner tragically dies due to mold in her lungs just weeks after working in her attic. Fearing the culprit could still be hiding in the attic, her partner contacts Mike Holmes to investigate and make the home safe for her grieving...

5 Alarm Chili - P1

After her home is set on fire, Chili is pressured to hire a contractor who doesn’t understand how to make it right. With nowhere else to turn she contacts the one person who does: Mike Holmes, and he’s determined to make her home...

5 Alarm Chili - P2

Chili’s home was completely damaged at the hands of an arsonist. In order to understand what Chili faced that fateful night and what her home needs to make it safe, Mike puts on his firefighter boots and steps into the fire himself.

Lawn and Order

Dan and Sarah bought their home 2 years ago with dreams of backyard bliss.  They planned to extend the existing deck to create a more safe and usable space for their children to play. Needing to find the right person to do it, and liking what...

Great Wall of Crap

The retaining wall on Elaine and Bert's property was starting to fail when a contractor working next door offered to help. As the job gets underway, the contractor is never there to supervise and it quickly becomes clear that the work being...

Flood Suckers

The City of Toronto faces a historic downpour causing Gina's basement to flood with water from the City's sewage system backing into her home. When things seemed like they couldn’t get any worse, the remediation company hired by her...

Labour Of Love

Mike Holmes is called in to teach some valuable lessons in construction when a high school student passes away suddenly, and his shop teacher and classmates decide to help the family with some renovations as a school project.

Breaking Through

A DIY project goes very wrong, and Mike Holmes discovers the hearing impaired homeowner has not had a working shower for many months.  Mike restores this basic necessity and adds an extra touch by making the home Sign Language friendly.

A Lift Up

A family runs into trouble after installing a one-of-a-kind wheelchair lift for their daughter who has Cerebral Palsy, only to discover it doesn’t work at all.  Mike Holmes shows what can happen when custom invention becomes a great, big...

Over Their Heads

Mike Holmes intervenes in a renovation when a contractor, who doesn't have the depth of skills for such a complicated project, gets in over his head in an open concept bungalow renovation with a Mansard ceiling.

Mystery Staircase

Mike is called to a house when the new owners of a century home find out they have a third floor they didn’t know about.  Mike and his crew tackle the restoration project and discover why the finished attic was sealed up and forgotten...

Building Hope

Natalie is overwhelmed by a second floor addition her mother Ingrid started but couldn’t finish. Ingrid poured her life savings into a small cottage in the hope of turning it into her "modern" dream home. But after spending hundreds...

Starting Again

Manuel and his wife were like two peas in a pod, but now it's just one and the pod is in desperate need of some TLC. After his wife passed away, Manuel couldn't sleep in their bedroom, which was part of an old addition previous homeowners...

Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Lali put her trust in the wrong hands. She paid $11,000 for $200 worth of work and has been living in chaos for the last 13 months. She hired her neighbour to renovate her kitchen but he's been serving-up nothing but excuses for over a year....

Log Jam

Mark’s been a pilot in the Canadian military for over 20 years and for the past 8, he and his wife Carol have been planning and designing their dream home to retire in – a custom log home for their family.  Unfortunately they hired...

A Case Of Shingles

Mike Holmes and his team get on top of a bad roof that has plagued a family for 40 years. The damage Mike uncovers proves they have been coping with leaks for nearly half a century. There’s mold in the attic, barely any insulation and as a...

Building Castles

When an arsonist burns down the beloved castle playground in Toronto’s High Park, Mike Holmes is fuming. He leads a legion of crewmembers, engineers, architects and firefighters into battle against extreme heat and construction challenges, all...

Ventilation Blues

Mike tackles a recently renovated home where nothing is leveling out. The problems start with the HVAC, which doesn’t heat or cool and sounds like a jet engine every time it’s on. The floor joists are splitting and the brand new shower is...

Caught In A Trap Part 1

Peggy and Don need Mike’s help after they paid a contractor to build them a second story addition and then took off to Europe, leaving thier home unfinished and exposed to the elements. Their basement is destroyed from rain, their belongings...

Caught In A Trap Part 2

Peggy and Don’s unfinished home was only inches away from being a complete demo. But Mike takes on the challenge of transforming an open wound into an open-concept home, doing whatever it takes to make it right.

Urea Got Me

Mike gets called to a house recently retrofitted with a substance that’s been banned in Canada for decades. But what starts as a problem with their insulation grows into a complete demo, and Mike faces a decision he’s reluctant to make.

Title Fight

Rocco and Stephanie thought they bought the house of their dreams. But all the lipstick and mascara was hiding a nightmare and the measures that were supposed to protect them failed. City inspectors approved past renovations made to their home and...

If The Shoe Fits

A high school teacher is run down by a van after his home is vandalized. Tragically, his recovery means learning how to walk again and the ones responsible have yet to be caught. But Mike rises to the challenge to make this horrible situation right...

Money for Nothing

When the police arrest a kitchen contractor responsible for ripping off dozens of homeowners, Mike Holmes narrows in on this large-scale scam and shows what it takes to catch the con in ‘contractor.’  Mike and his team make things...

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