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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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Xypex is suppose to waterproof the concrete. So in theory it should prevent moisture migration in the concrete wall to help reduce the possibility of efflorescence.

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Some types of natural stone will tend to warp when they are subjected to moisture and then dries, and when they are subjected to high temperatures and then cool.

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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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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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If the tile was installed correctly, it should not be damaged by being submerged in water. Although quite often tiles are not installed correctly, and there can be resultant damages from a flood.

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