Common signs your bath may be leaking and how to fix it

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Did you know that waterproofing of wet areas is one of the most common building defects?

Mouldy Silicone

Silicon products used to “plug” gaps, seal joints and repair cracks are usually only a temporary fix. Deteriorating or mouldy silicone is usually one of the first signs that your bath is leaking.


If you can smell mildew then this is usually due to dampness caused by a leak and is rotting timber and wall materials.

Warped Walls

A leaking bath can cause the wall material to swell and contract causing walls to warp.

Stained Walls

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.

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.

Sticking Doors

Water causes timber to swell and contract. You may notice doors become stuck and are harder to open and close. Although the bath may be located a few metres from the door, water can travel great distances within wall cavities and under floors.

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Waterproofing North Shore Sydney

We are licensed waterproofers specialise in waterproofing all wet areas in the home including kitchens, bathrooms and laundries – even balconies.

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, kitchens and balconies.

In the vast majority of cases, we can rectify waterproofing issues 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  waterproofing services that we offer a 15 year guarantee.


For fast wet area waterproofing repairs, contact our friendly team for advice. We service Sydney’s Northern BeachesNorth Shore and North Sydney areas, 24 hours / 7 days.