Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tub Shower Surround

I'm amazed at how many people think you can just slap some tile over the bath tub/shower drywall and make this beautiful tiled enclosure.

Did you forget that there's going to be a lot of water and vapor moisture in the area? Did you think the tile and grout was water tight?

Today's picture shows water intrusion into the spa tub service area/interior wall framing we noted after a fill and release test of the tub and spray test of the shower. Turns out, where ever we sprayed water on the tile surround, leaked into the equipment area. As usual no permit and no licensed contractor was involved.

Remember, use only licensed contractors. Pull permits when necessary. And always error on the side of safety. Leaks can and will cause damage!

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