Thread Tools Search this Thread #1 02-11-05, 08:04 PM A. AMathewsFL. The fact that it is leaking indicates it was not properly waterproofed. 4 mil plastic sheet behind the tile backer board, liquid waterproofing on the surface of the tile backer board, a waterproof sheet membrane on the surface of the tile backer board, Waterproofing for vertical walls is a moisture barrier. I just re grouted my shower (new over old) as the grout was stained/missing in some places. Rehang in shower to dry. Flood testing a shower pan: Why it’s done and how to do it, Flood testing a shower pan: Why it's done and how to do it, How to Install GoBoard Tile Backer Board | Video, Ceramic Subway Tile: 3 Pro Installation Secrets. Maybe every 3 inches or so. However, you may want to place a rag over the shower drain to prevent pressing grout into the drain. Clean your bathroom quickly and efficiently with our bathroom cleaning solutions. They have scheduled a repair. Your email address will not be published. Installing a Recessed Shampoo Niche in an Exterior Wall of a Shower, How to Modify your Recessed Foam Shower Niche. There is still a chance that there will be some movement around the base of a tile floor that causes the grout to crack. How to Design a Preformed Foam Recessed Shower Niche, https://www.diytileguy.com/durock-cement-board-waterproof/, https://www.diytileguy.com/shower-waterproofing/, How to Install GoBoard Tile Backer Board | Video, Ceramic Subway Tile: 3 Pro Installation Secrets. The floor drain isn’t centered, either – and I do not want to uncover any additional problems under that floor, which is why I’m re-tiling Thread Starter. Everything was fine for about three weeks, then small patches of the grout appeared darker. He scraped out the grout, left it a few days to dry out, also used a hairdryer to speed the process up. Loose floor tiles inside the shower. Bath Fitter reviews (www.bathfitter.com): Grout peeling after 1 year. My superintendent, who was outside the shower, manning the shop-vac, etc.announced, "I'm through!" Add a scoop of OxiClean to the washer, then wash on a delicate setting with cool water. There are multiple ways to use Dawn dish soap around the home. grout caulk dropcloth The first thing you need to do is remove all the caulk from the areas you will be painting, since you can’t paint over it. Remodeling Costs Guide, updated for 2021, provides an accurate overview of remodeling prices for the most popular home renovation, and construction projects. We first remove the shower drain cover to clean out the drain. Just small sections here and there. Will this cause shower leaks? Wiggle down the front and be sure it slopes. If your shower is built the way that it should be then missing grout won’t have any effect on the shower’s waterproofing. Log in. The bottom piece of backer board on the niche should be thinset and screwed down no matter what. Notch thinset on the back of the backer board. Discussion Starter • #1 • Jul 3, 2012. Grout missing around the drain. Posts: 17 Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts Grout around shower drain. Around the perimeter of my basement a french drain was installed. ... We use Sentura — a flexible resin/epoxy filler which can be used to repair the missing grout … Then, you’ll be ready to fix cracked grout in shower floor The process on the floor is the same as with the walls. Have never shown up! Usually the weep holes to the drain are clogged. after about 8 repeated applications. A poorly constructed pan that has no pre-slope to the drain before it is put in place. The back should wiggle down until it touches the wedges. While doing the work, I removed the shower drain and saw the attached picture. Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) is an affordable waterproof floor that looks like hardwood. He was able to raise the shower head from around 5.5′ to around 6′ tall, which is still too low lol. Then I put some tile wedges or spacers along the back. The tile and grout will keep the most of the water out, right? If your shower has grout cracks and chunks missing especially in the corners, it’s a good idea to re-grout those areas. Therefore grouting around the base of a tile shower floor seems to make a lot of sense. Once all of the grout is in place and the excess is removed, then let it cure. Probably not what you want to hear, but based on the information given, that's my best advice. I am laying tile on a shower drain using a sheet of 2x2 stone tile. Removing the drain, filling with dry pack and replacing the drain doesn't seem feasible. Grout is much easier to clean and maintain and it will not grow quickly get mold and mildew in it like caulk can. Engineered Vinyl Plank (EVP) is the most popular type and this is a clickable floating floor which means it can be installed on top of concrete or tile. Location: Jacksonville, FL. Even if you removed all of the perimeter grout and filled that joint with an ASTM C920 sealant (caulking) it probably would still leak to some degree. Using our grout removal tool, the Grout Getter, scrape out the damaged grout and thoroughly clean the joints in between the tiles. Join Date: Feb 2005. Cracked, brittle shower grout is an open invitation for mold, mildew and stains to set up house. Member. You could try colour caulk around the drain between drain and grout but that is only temporary. I cleaned the I just re-grouted my shower floor because one of the grout lines on the floor was split open. If this shower has a linear drain, pretty much any tile is OK as there is only one slope. It looks like there is grout in the drain? Thanks both for the posts. I'm thinking the previous owner had grouted, and washed the excess grout down the drain instead of rinsing it off in a bucket. The concrete poured on top doesn’t go against the wall. On average, doing a complete house renovation costs $44,000-75,000, depending on the number of rooms you want remodeled, scope of work involved, as well as local labor rates. (Just moved in and the place is about 39 years old) the missing grout wasn’t much. Over the gap there is a piece of stripping or A 4" tile can be used but is about the largest I would recommend. It will save you time and create a safer space for your children and pets. A 2"x2" tile is the preferable way to go, to "form" to the slope of a shower. We didn’t really have Eventually the dark patches spread. I tried out Matt's method (before Brad posted) yesterday. However, many showers are not built properly and sometimes missing grout can speed up a leak. To request free in-home consultation. Should we start over? We didn’t know we were supposed to have a shower moisture barrier. From grimy shower glass, to build-up in your sink, smutty grout and tiles, or a constantly dirty toilet, look no further than our top-rated products. Everyone, Been reading on DIY for a while (about pumps) but have never posted. Toss the shower curtain liner in your washing machine, along with one or two bath towels to help protect it. (You can go back and add it after your shower is painted and dry). Even if all of the grout was missing around the perimeter of the shower floor it still should not leak. In the shower area we have travertine mosaics on the floor. The tiler came back and set it is damp grout. Inside the upper portion of the drainpipe, excessive hair in the drain can cause water to backup into certain parts of the drain. Installing a Recessed Shampoo Niche in an Exterior Wall of a Shower. Install the backer board in the thinset and wiggle it. Praise installer. It usually has an attached cork backing for some extra cushioning and insulation. Worst experience ever. Your email address will not be published. Don't use them. There is a gap it looks like for the water to go down. Re: Shower Drain Trap filled with--Grout?? Horizontal surfaces, even those that slope, need a waterproofing membrane. It will take some time and effort to fix the grout but you will save money by doing the job yourself. Muratic Acid works on grout removal, but yes, very toxic. Unless I'm missing something, the proper fix is a total redo. Right in the thinset. Typically I will apply thinset to the bottom 2×4 in the niche with my 1/4 inch square notch trowel. Keep reading to discover 30 ways to use Dawn Dish Soap in the home to save Walls were not straight, doors do not close properly, house was extremely dirty day of closing, grout was not color ordered would not correct, finish on walls was substandard, holes around … Grout around shower drain. 13 Posts . Log in. My contractor didn’t put any waterproofing in our shower. 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