Shower waterproofing leaking damaged underfloor

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  1. Jat

    Jat Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    my IP has a leaking waterproofing in the shower base and that caused to start damaging the wood underneath that supports the whole bathroom.
    I sent 3 tradies and each of them gave me very different advice and also price (from 1K to 10K) which doesn't make sense.
    From the pictures anyone can advise if it's a very big job or not and what type of tradie I may need? Do I need a builder or a handyman could do it also?

    Thanks!
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  2. The Y-man

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    1k = lots of silicone sealant and a prayer
    5k = tiles off, reapply water proofing membrane and retile
    10k = tiles off, damaged gyprock off, rotted timber cut and replaced, new gyprock, on, water proofing and tiles back on (price will be higher if it isn't gyprock and it's found to be asbestos


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    The 2 pieces of green timber makes is look like a temporary "repair" was jigged before to replace the really rotted pieces.

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  4. Otie

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    My company do this type of repair specifically. Expect to spend around 7k-10k for a decent job depending on size of the shower. That is a shocking tiled shower base job! This is what you get when you get a DIY or cheap job.
     
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  5. Jat

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    the same guy that did the waterproofing and tile in the shower put those timbers in also. I didn't know much then so I trust his judgement, lesson learned.
     
  6. Jat

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    what type of tradie should I look for to get this done? it's a builder what I need?
     
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    We got it done by/through a plumber.

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  8. willair

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    Maybe you will need someone to reset from the ground up..The support's are all out of level ,so that will require a builder to strip the treated pine and by the looks chip-board out then reset the floor --at least bearers are solid hardwood that is maybe holding the load..Be very care-full as there is ??? asbestos sheet sitting on one side of the joist ..Only my opinion just employ a lic plumber and let her-him sort out the trades or just subby all the trades 10k would be in the price range --imho this is not a un--lic handyperson's job ..
     
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    Just get a whole new bathroom. That tiling job is terrible and repair won’t get you any more rent.

    At $10k you are more than halfway towards a new bathroom that will last longer and make your property more attractive to renters.
     
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    thank you all for your comments they were very helpful :)

    cheers
    Jat!
     
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    Look for a company that specialise in shower repairs.
     
  12. Rugz06

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    Definitely be going for a re-do of the tiling and waterproofing.
    Generally, a decent plumber would also do minor carpentry work.

    My suggestion is to go through a plumber, I can recommend a few good ones if you DM me or let me know your region. If they believe significant carpentry work is required they will have mates that they can arrange. Thats probably the best way to go.
     
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    That tiling job looks as bad as the plumbing. They use a hammer to shape a tile around a drain ?
     
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    I thought that was a ceiling vent :oops: - I should really get my eyes checked.
     
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    Hi all, we are a little concerned about the waterproofing in our showers. I called our plumber and he seemed to have no knowledge in the area, and didn't provide any recommendation.

    Can anyone refer me to a good plumber or similar, who can simply come out and give us an initial assessment of whether or not we have an issue, and if so what needs to be done? We are based in Heatherton, VIC (near Cheltenham)
     
  16. The Y-man

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    That's a bit bizarre - what did you ask, and what did he say/do?

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    I told him we are concerned about whether our showers are waterproof or if they are leaking, and is it something that he can do, to come out and assess that for us. He said 'no, that sounds like you need a tiler'. And that was the end of the convo.
     
  18. The Y-man

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    Ok. PM'd you.

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