Waterproof cost for bathroom leaking

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  1. melbourne171

    melbourne171 Well-Known Member

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    The bathroom leaking causes the basement wet. It seems that I have to remove all the tiles to do waterproof. I am wondering if I should call a tiler or waterproof specialist for cost-effectiveness.

    Is there any way to do waterproof without removing tiles?
     
  2. Marg4000

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    First investigate the exact location of the leak.
    If it is in the piping, under the bath or shower, or under the tiles, waterproofing over the top won’t help.
     
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    There are companies that will do this for $400-500 BUT in my experience they are not a long term solution. You need to do it properly. Locate the source of the problem as @Marg4000 posted and then take appropriate action.
     
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    Not usually but sometimes. Many times water leaks will damage wall and flooring timbers and need new timbers as well as cement sheeting prior to waterproofing which is a plumbing trade. I have a client in Melbourne that specialises in this work. They have rapidly expanded due to excellent work and reasonable pricing.

    The Showerman Melbourne : Also PCers.
    Affordable Shower Base Repairs Melbourne, Bathroom Waterproofing
     
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    Yes ...might be the neighbour's cat sneaking inside and doing a little puddle in your basement :)
     
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    I had this issue and paid someone around $500 to change the existing (pervious) grout for an (impervious) epoxy grout. Im not sure how he did it exactly as I didnt watch, but 4 years late the leak is still repaired.
     
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    Apply membrane over the tiles then lay new tiles over the top again. You will also need to adjust all of the doors, tap fittings etc.
     
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    Anyone able to recommend someone in Perth? I need a bathroom re grouted.
     
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    Sorry for hijacking the topic, but another person here with a small leak from the shower.
    Who would be best to get to investigate the cause of the leak? Or is there a way to work it out myself?

    I had the whole bathroom redone last year, new waterproofing and everything. Seem to have a small leak coming from the shower under in the crawlspace still, much smaller than original leak before the bathroom was redone, but still a leak!. Could it be leaky piping? Or dodgy tile/grout job?
     
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    @Kasi - Contact the guys who did your bathroom in the first instance.
     
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    Interesting. Perth - I just had an assessment from a builder through insurance. (Not covered) They quoted $3000 of work to remove tiles, replace waterproofing. $1000 in repairs for wood, plaster, etc . It was just repaired a couple of years ago for a broken pipe under the shower bath. It wasn’t moisture tested before they started the repairs . Always a hard one to pinpoint problems. Insurance company is forcing me to show evidence of repairs when completed.
     
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    A plumber recommended this company Megasealed Greater Perth
     
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