I have a leak in the corner of some of my tiles in my shower stall. I have water tested for weeks and finally have found the spot. Can I fix this with either a re grout of the area or using some kind of sealant?
My preliminary feedback from some tiling friends are that the entire shower has to be removed and rebuilt. I feel that's an extreme measure for a small leak but I could be wrong.
Without seeing it first-hand I could not say for sure. Anything can be repaired it all depends how much water damage is behind the tile! It would be best to remove a couple tiles as well where you have found the leak to check behind the tiles to see the extent of the water damage. If You regrowth use an epoxy grout and a sealer after and test it to see if it's leaking. Hope this is helpful Jeff
Efrain, what you are seeing is only the tip of the iceberg, meaning, behind the tiles there is some damage. This could result in mold and rot if not corrected. Simply put, a health issue. So, short answer is "yes" to replacing the shower. And ... be sure the area behind the surface is repaired.
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