Water damaged Emperador shower repair https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/ Water damaged Emperador shower repair Dark Emperador Brown Marble Shower Marble was imported from Spain. One of the most beautiful marble bathrooms that I ever walked on. It turned out the bathroom was remodeled 6 years prior to the repair being done. https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526954 206526954 Spanish marble tile This is another example of hiring some builder that does everything and nothing good. They clearly hired the wrong guys to remodel their property. What a shame. Plain and simple! https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526955 206526955 Marble walk-in shower 6 year old marble shower water damaged. Water leakage was so bad that you could have taken a shower to the room below https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526991 206526991 Grout cracks Grout was cracked at the bottom portion of the shower wall. Cracks indicate water damage. Little did we know, the entire Emperador marble was installed onto marine plywood https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526957 206526957 Removing wall It turned out the shower walls were 22mm marine plywood. Although the marine plywood is water resistent, it is not a well fit for a shower. It rotts while in steady contact with moisture and water. Totally wrong https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526974 206526974 Shower timber wall The lower portion of the rotted marine plywood wall had to be removed and replaced with proper materials. Moisture resistent, waterproofed materials https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526992 206526992 Marble falling off wall Marble was falling off wall at a touch of a finger tip. That alone tells you alot https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526956 206526956 Studs wall reinforcement Studs are being reinforced, so the new wall has something to attach to https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526958 206526958 Studs job Left corner was missing a stud. Had to add one https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526959 206526959 Timber job Believe it or not, there is more timber work to be done to these water damaged showers than waterproofing and tiling all combined https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526960 206526960 Marble shower failure The biggest failure was the gap along the marble tray, such gaps cause nothing but water damage to the property. These mistakes could have been avoided https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526961 206526961 Wall studs Do not understand why anyone would install a shower tray with gaps along the wall or marine plywood for a shower wall. That is totally wrong https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526962 206526962 Marble wall repair Marble kept on falling off the wall due to moisture. https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526964 206526964 Gap 1'' gap along the shower tray https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526965 206526965 Gap along the tray Gaps inside a shower do not go along with water https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526966 206526966 Gaps along the marble tray Once the water penetrates the grout, it finds a way behind the tile. All that water goes right onto the gap, then it starts leaking down below. Simply as that https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526967 206526967 Overcome gap In order to deal with this situation, I had to come up with a way to solve the puzzle once and for all https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526968 206526968 Schluter Kerdi Coll Schluter Kerdi Coll was used to fill up the gaps around the marble tray. It is a two part compound used for sealing the polyethylene membrane around the Kerdi drain flange/wetroom seal. Once cured it becomes rubberized. Amaizing material for wetrooms and showers. Use it on a daily basis, mandatory to have it in my van https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526969 206526969 Marble falling off wall No comment https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526973 206526973 Wall waterproofed Lower portion wall tanked with same material. All rubberized and waterproofed. In the event the water penetrates the grout, finds a way to the wallboard, the water will drip down to the filled up gap and eventually return back to the marble shower tray. It will never leak again https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526971 206526971 Shower wall A new moisture resistant wall installed, polyethylene membrane at the corner. Corners are a must to seal, just for the pace of mind. In case water penetrates the corners, it happenes alot, seen it many times in showers/wetrooms where the corners are blown for whatever reason https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526970 206526970 Polyethylene membrane seals Polyethylene membrane in the corners a must into a shower. Schluter Kerdi Fix seal created at the bottom is a must for a shower as well. Many builders use silicone to seal the shower tray. Silicone is not waterproofed, not one bit https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526972 206526972 Corner sealed Mandatory to seal the corners, a good asset to a shower https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526975 206526975 Marble installation Installing the marble https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526976 206526976 Building up shower When you construct a shower, you have to know how a shower works. It has to be built up in a waterproof manner, if you do not, the shower will eventually fail and you the customer will suffer because of that. These water damaged showers cost money to be repaired https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526986 206526986 Marble shower repair After several days of hard work, from studs to filling up gaps along the marble shower tray, to installing a moistureproof wall and then create the seals, the marble tile is finally installed https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526977 206526977 Marble niches There were two marble niches, the grout was showing signs of moisture penetration, did not touch those as the customer did not want to extend the works https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526978 206526978 Marble nich Both niches are improper done. Im more than 100% there is no waterproofing done to no niches. https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526979 206526979 Marble Emperador Spain The area worked on is waterproofed https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526980 206526980 Marble shower reinstated 24 hours later I applied sealer over the entire bathroom, floor to ceiling, two coats of sealer https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526981 206526981 Brown marble Emperador Spain Marble bathrooms are elegant in structure. Well worth the money https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526983 206526983 Brown marble Marble wall reinstated https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526984 206526984 Marble edge polished Had to polish the marble edge to match the original https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526985 206526985 Silicone job Charcoal silicon was applied at the bottom wall and corners https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526987 206526987 Tiling mistakes All these mistakes could have been avoided from the begining. Some customers do not care what they get, some claim they did not know anything about the industry. They just go along with the builders and they end up being burned. Fixing the builder's mistakes cost money and discomfort. Do not go the cheaper way, you always get what you pay for https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526988 206526988 Emperador marble shower It took me about 10 days to complete this project. Very time consumming, tiles were heavy 25mm tickness, 30x60cm, second floor https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526990 206526990 Emperador marble Spanis marble 25mm thickness https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526993 206526993 Dark Brown Emperador Batrhoom One of the most beautiful natural stone jobs I ever worked on https://www.customtilemarblegranite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206526994 206526994