Shower leak via grout

Joined
5 May 2008
Messages
247
Reaction score
0
Location
Essex
Country
United Kingdom
Ive had a shower leak for a while it seems and it looks like it is due to cracks in the grout. I noticed the bottom row of tiles some were loose if i pushed them. I removed the problem ones with a view to replacing but the plasterboard is slightly crumbly. Is there any way to prep it before putting the tiles back? Also should i silicone the bottom round the tray with anything special? I would raplace the lot but i cant get the tiles anymore and the tiles are in entire bathroom. I did think about one of those acrylic panels instead.
 
Sponsored Links
Joined
5 May 2008
Messages
247
Reaction score
0
Location
Essex
Country
United Kingdom
715C497F-E158-4BF4-9C32-E6F7E7F4A7EF.jpeg
715C497F-E158-4BF4-9C32-E6F7E7F4A7EF.jpeg
 

Attachments

  • 1F7B3E4A-ECF7-4064-BDE2-5F2B3806967F.jpeg
    1F7B3E4A-ECF7-4064-BDE2-5F2B3806967F.jpeg
    190 KB · Views: 16
  • D9E84FB4-A399-4615-B6F3-439BCA4510F6.jpeg
    D9E84FB4-A399-4615-B6F3-439BCA4510F6.jpeg
    181.1 KB · Views: 13
  • 5877F67F-BA04-4426-8A44-3D66677F4EDA.jpeg
    5877F67F-BA04-4426-8A44-3D66677F4EDA.jpeg
    199.2 KB · Views: 17
  • 74BD36D2-AE8E-4EF6-9999-6AF81D0E5E41.jpeg
    74BD36D2-AE8E-4EF6-9999-6AF81D0E5E41.jpeg
    261 KB · Views: 14
  • BC57430F-1D93-4FF6-9795-D8E0B42D7A83.jpeg
    BC57430F-1D93-4FF6-9795-D8E0B42D7A83.jpeg
    122.8 KB · Views: 14
Joined
10 Mar 2007
Messages
10,567
Reaction score
2,221
Location
Poole, Dorset
Country
United Kingdom
Grout isn't waterproof, and plasterboard disintegrates when it gets wet.
Plasterboard is the wrong material for use in that situation.
 
Joined
5 May 2008
Messages
247
Reaction score
0
Location
Essex
Country
United Kingdom
If i have to re board it means tiling the whole bathroom. Is the anything i can do so i can put the tiles back?
There must be a lot of cowboys around as this is the second shower i have had that is plasterboard
 
Sponsored Links
Joined
14 Mar 2006
Messages
18,974
Reaction score
2,252
Location
Kent
Country
United Kingdom
If i have to re board it means tiling the whole bathroom. Is the anything i can do so i can put the tiles back?
There must be a lot of cowboys around as this is the second shower i have had that is plasterboard
Yes it’s a common problem, never seen tiles in a shower on plasterboard that hasn’t failed.
 
Joined
5 May 2008
Messages
247
Reaction score
0
Location
Essex
Country
United Kingdom
Any suggestions on putting tiles back? Only other choice is tile the back wall in different tiles which might look odd or panel the cubicle
 

DIYnot Local

Staff member

If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

 
Top