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Fixing a Leaking Shower

Compared to other moist regions in the house, the areas around showers are more prone to leak damage. If you think your shower may be leaking, it’s crucial to make sure the enclosure is water-proof because harm from leaky showers may not be obvious until after some damage has already been done. Early detection of leaks can result in less expensive waterproofing and the prevention of future, more costly repairs.

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Waterproofing a Leaking Shower

Most often, leaks in the grout are to blame when showers leak. If unaddressed, loose tiles will eventually cause damage to the wall frame and/or subfloor, which is sometimes made of wood and will rot away. Any of the following techniques may be used by a waterproofing contractor to halt leaks, depending on the severity of the issue:

  • TA 2-pack epoxy resin waterproofing product that offers a long-lasting seal against leakage may be used in place of the grouting that now surrounds the tiles.
  • If the damage is severe, the tiles might need to be removed and replaced.
  • Another method for updating the shower enclosure and repairing leaks is to tile over old tiles.

Before choosing which approach to use, acquire a quotation from a experienced bathroom waterproofing contractor that evaluate your shower because each of these solutions for a leaking shower depends on the severity of the damage and other elements. Reputable Contractor will suggest the least expensive option. If all you need is to replace the grouting, they have the tools and resources to get the job done fast and effectively. Additionally it will be much less expensive to tile over your current tiles if possible than having your old tiles removed and having your shower retiled. Most of the time, they will only advise ripping out and replacing tiles if neither of the less expensive alternatives will work.

Making a DIY project out of patching a leaky shower is one thing you should avoid. A little amount of silicone sealant or a similar treatment is temporary fix that may or may not work at all. It’s usually a good idea to “do it once, do it correctly,” especially since getting it wrong the first time can end up costing you much more in the long run due to structural damage that will be caused by leaking shower.