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Bathroom Waterproofing Canberra

Bathroom Waterproofing Canberra

Cracked tiles may just seem like an aesthetic issue – they look untidy. But they can easily lead to serious problems. Tiles are used in wet areas specifically to keep the wall and floor surfaces protected from water. If the tiles have cracked there is a legitimate risk of the water leaking through those cracks into the wall or floor. This can lead to structural damage and occasionally foundation damage. This can be expensive to repair. And even if there is no damage to the building itself there is a considerable risk of mould and mildew developing in areas that are hard to reach. Such infestations can be very bad for the health of all those living in the house.

Why Did the Tiles Crack?

  • A heavy object hit the tiles on the floor, or a hard object hit the tiles on the wall.
  • Building movement. This occurs naturally in all buildings to a small extent. Hot and cold temperatures will cause movement. If the building movement is too great, then some tiles will crack.
  • Tiles on unstable joists can crack. The floor will have a certain movement, so tiles crack as people move about.
  • Poor installation. Years ago, some tilers would only put cement/mortar on the corners of each tile. Pressure on the middle of the tile would cause the tile to crack. Modern tilers now use more mortar to prevent this issue.

Repair and Bathroom Waterproofing in Canberra

There are a few ways to repair damaged tiles.

  • Some or all of the tiles can be completely replaced.
  • Shower areas can be sealed with a transparent coating.
  • Regrouting can repair leaks between the tiles.
  • Membrane repair. The repair liquid is injected below the tiles. It hardens to fill any gaps in the membrane.

Bathroom Waterproofing Canberra

Broken or cracked tiles can cause water to leak into the floor and building, where it causes structural damage. We repair tiled to prevent further problems.

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