Project: Leaking shower repair at Collaroy

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Shower repairs and bathroom waterproofing Northern Beaches.

The owner of this home on Sydney’s Northern Beaches only became aware that their shower was leaking when, under the house one day, they noticed water damage on the floor timbers below the bathroom.

We estimate that water had been leaking from the shower, through the floor, for many months.  The damage to the floor joists, thankfully, wasn’t bad enough that the timbers needed to be replaced.  We have seen this and it’s very costly.  Had the owner not noticed the leak for a few more months then, potentially, the timbers would have started rotting beyond repair.

Once onsite, our bathroom waterproofer first had to remove the existing shower floor tiles and then the extensively damaged shower floor. The extent of the damage is evident in the photo above where large holes can be clearly seen.

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Before. The extent of the damage to the shower floor is clearly evident in the photo above.
northern beaches leaking shower repair collaroy
After. Two coats of polyurethane waterproofing are applied to provide an impenetrable barrier, even if the tile grout fails in the future.

Next, he installed a new sand and cement screed on the shower floor. Once dry he then applied two coats of polyurethane waterproofing which provides an impenetrable barrier, even if the tile grout fails in the future.

Finally, the shower floor was retiled with our Drip Dry Seal added to the perimeter of the shower to provide extra waterproof protection.


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.

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