Leak in standup shower

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Posted by: from Edmonton
4/16/2018 at 1:33:22 PM


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.

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Date/Time4/16/2018 at 3:09:32 PM

Yes it can be regrouted how ever how long gas it been leaking for????

If you want to regrout it use a sealer on it after nor a cheap one either doesn't pay to go cheap

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Eric from EPISL in Victoria
Date/Time4/16/2018 at 4:24:01 PM

If you know there is a leak, you need to know if there are rotten parts under tiling.

Re-grouting is a good option, but it would the best using epoxy grouting so it doesnt crack with time and let the water go back throught.

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Date/Time4/16/2018 at 5:28:12 PM


I would suggest to digg some grout out of the area and then re-grout that area. Let it dry and then apply 100% kitchen and bath silicone

Good luck

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Date/Time4/17/2018 at 9:42:07 AM

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

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Date/Time4/17/2018 at 12:00:46 PM

Good Day,

I feel that with a "small leak" it may be more than what is visible to the eye. You may have mold and mildew in behind the shower.


Tony P

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Date/Time4/20/2018 at 10:38:27 AM

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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