Leaking shower repair Lower North Shore.
This leaking shower repair and waterproofing job, in the main bathroom of this original unit in Mosman on Sydney’s North Shore, resulted in an outstanding result. Importantly, it gave the elderly owners peace of mind that the problem was fixed correctly and would last for many, many years to come.
This Mosman bathroom was in original condition and, while in reasonably good order, the shower hadn’t been waterproofed when it was built in the 1950s. This was very common and we see it all the time.
Over time the tile grout between the wall and floor tiles had nearly entirely disintegrated, meaning water was seeping between the tiles, the concrete underfloor and wall.
The customer had previously employed a tradesperson (not Drip Dry Showers) to do some quick fixes however, this only temporarily fixed the problem and would never stand the test of time.
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The customer noticed the problem was getting worse and when there was a terrible odour in the bathroom, even after extensive cleaning. The floor and wall tiles in the shower were also lifting.
When we visited the property to do an onsite assessment, we quickly realised the only effective, long term solution was to correctly waterproof the shower floor and walls. The owner agreed and we set to work the next day.
First, our local Mosman tiler removed (via jackhammer) all the tiles from the floor. The wall tiles are a little easier to remove and don’t require such intense force!
After thoroughly cleaning the area, he then applied two coats of polyurethane waterproofing to the floor and walls. This provides an impenetrable waterproof barrier protecting the floor and wall substrate, even if the tile grout and silicone fails at any time in the future.
After the waterproofing polyurethane had dried completely, the tiler retiled the area. He installed a new drain, taps and shower screen.
Work completed on this project:
- Remove existing tiles from wall and floor
- Apply two coats of waterproofing polyeurethane
- Retile the shower and apply silicone around all corner joins.
- Fit a new drain, taps and shower screen. Clean up.
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Drip Dry Shower Repairs and Waterproofing specialise in fast and affordable leaking shower repairs, balcony and bathroom waterproofing and tile rescue including fixing broken and cracked tiles plus grouting services. We service all Northern Beaches suburbs, the Upper and Lower North Shore and Central Coast.
Our expert waterproofers are fully licensed and insured. We are compliant with all 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. We use only quality materials and our workmanship exceeds the Australian Standard requirements.
We are fully compliment in :
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- validated insurances and licences
- safety, environment, organisational and financial management systems
In the vast majority of cases we can undertake shower repairs without removing tiles. We have built our reputation on quality and service, with over 20 years experience. In fact, we’re so confident in our method of shower repair, we now lead the way with the first NO LEAK LIFETIME GUARANTEE!
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