Expert Answers in Leak
Why is water coming out of the grout on the side of our Shower?
ANSWER - From your photo the bottom edge of the wall tile where it is adjacent to the transition joint from the wall to the floor has efflorescence staining. That suggests water is traveling from…Read More
Will residual water from a leak cause damage to my tile installation?
ANSWER - If the tile was installed correctly the residual water/moisture should not harm the tile. Tile is often installed in showers, fountains, and pools and the moisture should not harm them as long as…Read More
Can a water pipe leak cause my tile to delaminate and will the insurance cover the loss?
ANSWER - If the tile was installed correctly and had adequate movement joints installed, the water flooding should not have caused the tile to debond. Unless the water leak in the slab created a hydrostatic…Read More
How can you determine if ceramic tile that was in flood has been damaged?
ANSWER - If the ceramic tile was installed correctly and the water wasn't contaminated, then the tile should not have been damaged from the flood incident. Since the tile is installed over a concrete substrate…Read More
Is it alright to use Silicone Sealant to fix a Shower Leak?
Answer: First of all, all of the transition joints in the shower both horizontal and vertical should not have been grouted with a cementitious grout. They should have been filled with an ASTM C920 resilient sealant…Read More
What is causing water to flow out of our Grout Joints and what can we do about it?
ANSWER - If water squirts out of the removed grout joint 2 feet in the air, then that is an indication that the water is under pressure. I assume that the water squirting in the…Read More
How can I find a leak in the Washer Drain Pipe?
ANSWER - If the water is consistently coming up through the tile grout joints when the washing machine drains, and you don't see any water in the wall at the drain pipe, then the water…Read More
Why does water puddles show up on my Bathroom Floor when the Water is Shut-Off to the House?
ANSWER - It sounds like a real mystery. The only time you get a puddle of water on your bathroom floor near your toilet is when you shut off the water supply to the house…Read More
Why is my Tiled Balcony Leaking and How Can I fix it?
ANSWER - When there is a problem it normally is not due to one deficiency, but due to multiple compounding deficiencies. You state that the peel and stick moisture barrier was properly installed. If if…Read More
What is the best way to repair my tile roof deck that leaks?
ANSWER - It is possible to install tile over tile if the existing tile is in good condition. If the existing tile is cracked then the new tile installed over it will crack. In order…Read More