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If water from your shower is leaking into a crawl space the problem is not the cementitious grout joints. There has to be an underlying problem with the shower pan’s waterproof membrane.

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Your engineer was basically saying that you have a high water table, meaning that the underground water is very close to the surface of the ground.

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First of all if it was installed correctly you wouldn’t have a problem. To fully figure it out I would have to perform a forensic intrusive inspection, which probably isn’t practical for a small shower.

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Patching the grout joints to stop the leak is a band aide approach. It does not fix the problem, rather it is only fixing the symptom of the problem.

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Mold is a microbial growth that is ubiquitous, and as long is there isn’t a food source or a environment that promotes mold growth then it will not perpetuate.

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Exterior decks are one of the most common failures in building construction because they are normally constructed incorrectly.

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Leaks sometimes are not easy to find. They can show up in one spot, but the source can come from another area far away.

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I’m guessing that the terrazzo floor is the cementitious type and not the epoxy type, but either way, f the terrazzo floor was originally installed correctly, it should not have been harmed by the flood.

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The leaking of deck causing damages in the ceiling below is the symptom of the cause of the problem. Treating the symptom will not remediate the cause of the problem.

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