Project: Tile regrouting, shower waterproofing and resilicone at Frenchs Forest

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Leaking shower repair Northern Beaches.

This leaking shower repair, in the main bathroom of a house at Frenchs Forest on the Northern Beaches Sydney, was completed in March 2020.

The customer noticed the problem when scrubbing the shower one day and saw that the grout between the floor tiles was breaking down and there were large segments of grout missing. Upon further inspection under the house, the customer saw that there was slight water damage to the timber floor joists below the shower – evidence that the shower had been leaking. Additionally, the silicone around the tiles was mouldy, had gone an awful yellow colour and was breaking down leading to water escaping under the shower screen onto the bathroom floor.

The customer contacted us on Wednesday and we arrived on site the next morning to inspect the shower and provide a quote.  Our tiler was then on site the next day ready to undertake the work and ensure this old shower was once again watertight.

First, our tiler removed all the existing grout from the shower floor and walls.  He then removed all the silicone from around the base of the shower screen and the corners of the walls.  Interestingly, the original tiler of this bathroom had done an unsatisfactory job and the gap between tiles was uneven. Our tiler took extra time to use his expertise to even up the tile grout lines and remedy the poor quality original tiling job.

And finally, the tiler cleaned up.  The bathroom walls, floors, cabinetry and accessories all had to be washed down – any tile regrouting project leads to a lot of very fine dust that covers everything.

The finished result was excellent and the customer will now enjoy many, many years of a watertight shower with no leaks.

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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.
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  • validated insurances and licences.
  • safety, environment, organisational and financial management systems.
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For fast shower leak fixes, waterproofing and tile repairs, get in touch with our friendly team. We’re here to help 24/7.