Project: Leaking bath repair and tile regrouting at Manly Vale

leaking bath repairs manly

Before photo (above).
Note: we neglected to take an ‘after’ photo.  

Bath resealing and tile repairs Northern Beaches.  

The tiling and grout around the bath in this rental property in Manly Vale was in very poor condition. Water was able to penetrate between the bath and wall and, subsequently, was causing damage to the wall behind the tiles and bath.

The property owner wanted a quick fix that looked great and, importantly, prevented more damage.

It was the rental property managing agent that reported the problem to the owner who agreed to get the problem fixed.  We received the call from the real estate agent and set to work within a few days, after organising access directly with the tenant.

First, our Drip Dry waterproofing and tiling expert removed the existing grout from the bathroom wall tiles adjacent to the bath.  He then removed the mouldy old silicone from around the circumference of the bath.  The wall tiles were regrouted in white and new silicone was added, providing an impenetrable barrier so water could no longer penetrate behind the bath or tiles.

While this was an old, original bathroom (circa 1950s), the result was better than the property owner anticipated and, needless to say, the tenant was also very happy with the result.


For fast shower leak fixes, waterproofing and tile repairs, get in touch with our friendly team. We’re here to help 24/7.

waterproofing problem signs
Above: The photo above shows the serious damage that can be caused to the floor and framework of a property when water leaks go undetected.

Signs you may have a waterproofing problem

  • Smell : If you can smell mildew then this is usually due to dampness caused by a leak and is rotting timber and wall materials.
  • Walls : Water damage can cause the wall material to swell and contract causing walls to warp.
  • Skirting boards : Swollen skirting boards are a typical sign that water is penetrating behind the wall. You may also notice skirting board paint peeling or discolouring.
  • Stains : Water damage will create visible stains on walls.
  • Bubbling paint : Moisture commonly causes paint to bubble as the water prevents the paint from adhering to the wall.
  • Tile grout : Tile grout may become crumbly and disintegrate due to constant moisture. Due to this, tiles may even start coming off the walls.
  • Doors : Water causes timber to swell and contract. You may notice doors become stuck and are harder to open and close.
  • Silicone : Silicon products used to “plug” gaps, seal joints and repair cracks are usually only a temporary fix. Deteriorating or mouldy silicone can be a sign that your shower is leaking.


drip dry showers waterproofing

Drip Dry Shower Repairs and Waterproofing offers a fast, reliable and affordable service that stops leaking showers and wet area waterproofing problems in their tracks.

We are fully licensed waterproofing professionals who specialise in the repair and waterproofing of showers, baths and all wet areas around the home including bathrooms, laundries and kitchens. Additionally, we offer a complete shower restoration service that includes removing existing tiles, waterproofing and retiling the area leaving your shower looking as good as new.

In the vast majority of cases, we can fix your leaking shower without removing any tiles. This can save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars, as you don’t have to replace any tiles. It also ensures you’re back enjoying trouble-free showering quickly.

We use only quality materials and our workmanship exceeds the Australian Standard requirements.  Over the past 25+ years, we have built a solid reputation based on excellent quality and exceptional service.  In fact, we are so confident in our shower leak repairs and waterproofing services that we offer a 15 year guarantee.

We service Sydney’s Northern Beaches, North Shore and North Sydney areas, 24 hours / 7 days, and are compliant in:

  • legislation and industry requirements.
  • verified ABN and trading names with ASIC.
  • validated insurances and licences.
  • safety, environment, organisational and financial management systems.
  • Strata and Real Estate listing agencies who monitor and ensure contractors have the right safety systems, qualifications and insurances to work on your sites and projects.
  • licensed to issue waterproofing certificates

For fast shower leak fixes, waterproofing and tile repairs, get in touch with our friendly team. We’re here to help 24/7.