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Old 06-05-2008, 01:00 AM   #1
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Is there any way to fix a shower pan leak, mud bed with tile, without doing a complete tear out?

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Old 06-05-2008, 06:19 AM   #2
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You might re-grout. If not tear out will be next step. Is it the pan or around the drain?
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Grout, some tile, thinset, and the mud bed itself are absolutely water-permeable. If the floor's waterproof membrane (vinyl, rubber, copper, etc) has a leak, there is no way to fix it except to tear out the floor and repair/replace the membrane.
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Thank you both for the replies.
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Grout, some tile, thinset, and the mud bed itself are absolutely water-permeable. If the floor's waterproof membrane (vinyl, rubber, copper, etc) has a leak, there is no way to fix it except to tear out the floor and repair/replace the membrane.



This is why we have shower pan test/inspections.
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