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Old 03-22-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Tile shower pan leak.


Hello everyone. I'm new to the site and would like to ask a question. I have a slab house with a tile shower and the pan is leaking. Is there something I can paint,spray or roll on the tile so the water won't get to the pan? I'm gonna remodel the bathroom later but can't right now. Thanks for all your help.

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Old 03-22-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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You can try applying a sealer to the tiles but that will probably only slow it down for a couple months. To get a better understanding of how a tile shower pan works check out this article.

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Old 03-22-2012, 06:24 PM   #3
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Not going to happen. Why not just regout and seal it?
Since we have no picture to go by so guesses as to why it's leaking, seal under the drain is leaking, someone used grout and not caulking where the tiles and walls meet.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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So your saying scrape all the grout out and replace it then seal it? There is come cracks in the grout but I didn't thing that matters since there is a pan.
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What do you think was stopping the water from getting to the pan and causing the pan to leak.
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What do you think was stopping the water from getting to the pan and causing the pan to leak.
I had no idea, but now I know. So how does water make the pan leak?
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:15 PM   #7
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Tile and grout are not a waterproof surface----the pan itself must be waterproofed--under the tile/

I need to know what kind of pan you have and the type of drain---

It might be possible to remove the tile and apply a surface membrane like Hydroban,as a temporary fix.
I doubt it but it might work---if it the pan that is leaking and not the pan/wall junction---

More details----Sounds like you need to rip the pan out and the walls (or part of the walls--)--Mike----
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Tile and grout are not a waterproof surface----the pan itself must be waterproofed--under the tile/

I need to know what kind of pan you have and the type of drain---

It might be possible to remove the tile and apply a surface membrane like Hydroban,as a temporary fix.
I doubt it but it might work---if it the pan that is leaking and not the pan/wall junction---

More details----Sounds like you need to rip the pan out and the walls (or part of the walls--)--Mike----
Not sure what the pan material is made of. The house was built in 91, it has a PVC drain if that helps. I'm gonna update the bathroom in November so want to spend a arm and leg right now.
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Tile and grout are not a waterproof surface----the pan itself must be waterproofed--under the tile/

I need to know what kind of pan you have and the type of drain---

It might be possible to remove the tile and apply a surface membrane like Hydroban,as a temporary fix.
I doubt it but it might work---if it the pan that is leaking and not the pan/wall junction---

More details----Sounds like you need to rip the pan out and the walls (or part of the walls--)--Mike----
Will that hydroban stick to the tile? I'm thinking rhino liner or some other type of bed liner might fix it for now.
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Yep--it'll stick--but it need to be covered as it is to soft for a wear surface.

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