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18mm marine plywood floor
Shower tray frame
Stone resine shower tray reinstalled
Walls reinstalled, polyethylene membrane corner tape applied
Corners fully waterproofed
Access panel to the trap a must
Box access panel
Shower walls fully waterproofed
Water damaged shower repaired
Water ingress occurs when the shower walls are not suitable for a shower. Other causes that might cause water leakage is the shower tray being improperly installed. It is a common mistake within the building industry to improperly assess the work needed inside the shower or to install the shower tray the wrong way. That alone leaves room for errors inside the shower causing water damage down the road. We do not recommend the use of greenboard inside the shower room nor the use of silicone as a shower tray seal. Materials used inside the shower should be moisture resistant, such as HardieBacker sheets, or waterproofed Wedi boards, Schluter boards etc. If the greenboard is used, a polyethylene membrane is highly recommended (a must) with proper corner seals to prevent the water from seeping through. The floor needs to be sturdy enough to withhold the Stone Resin Shower Tray. A wooden base is highly recommended to install the shower tray on top.
Frequent Asked Questions
Q: Why is the shower leaking to the room below while in use?
A: Water ingress. The grout failed for whatever reason, water got behind the tile, wall was not waterproofed and improperly sealed.
Q: How do I fix the water leakage?
A: In order to fix the water leakage, you would have to identify the area that leaks, remove the tiles, further assess the water damage (a must do), rebuild the shower using the proper materials and techniques, create waterproof seals a must, then retile the area.
Q: How long will it take to fix the shower?
A: It all depends on the severity of the water damage, and what needs to be done to fix the water damage.
Q: Our shower was leaking downstairs, we had the builders fix it about 5 years ago. Shower just started to leak again. Why is that?
A: There is always a reason why a shower fails. Therefore, a water damaged shower should be proper assessed and the cause of the leakage identified beforehand (a must do). Without knowing what is causing the failure, there is nothing to fix (it will happen again). So, your previous builder must have missed the assessement part. It is a pretty common error within the building industry.
Need it taken out and re-fitted. The prior job is dripping through the ceiling to the downstairs.
No drama, prior guy provided a refund, his tiler just let him down.**
Andrew Slater ***** **Water has got behind some of the tiles in our shower so they need refixing & grouting.**
Rose Doran *****
**We have tiling coming away from the wall because the wall behind is unstable. The enclosure was re-tiled and replaced about six years ago (for the same reason) but the problem has recurred. The enclosure itself is fine, although we accept it may not be possible to rem…
George Stuart *****
**The base of our shower cubicle has rotted and needs rebuilding, identifying leak and replacement cubicle fitted**
Ian Thomas *****
**Have experienced water leakage from the tray of one or both showers in my flat. re-grouting required around both trays.**
Alex Whiting *****
**We have some cracked tiles in shower cubicle.
Plumber has been to check and doesn't think there's a leak.
About 20 tiles need removing, plaster replacing behind, and new tiles fitted.**
Nick Knowles *****
**Shower unit was recently re-tiled but the tray is sunk on one side interfering with proper drainage. Need to potentially remove and re-align the tray.**