Water leaks in showers can lead to costly repairs and structural damage.
See Video Below: Paul from Findlay-Evans Waterproofing sheds light on the importance of proper shower waterproofing and how to use Liquid Rubber to seal a show base.
The Consequence of Inadequate Waterproofing
A shower that hasn't been waterproofed correctly can lead to extensive damage. As Paul points out, a leaking shower can rot the timber behind, leading to compromised structure as well as potential health hazards.
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The Waterproofing Process
Stripping the Tiles: The first step involves removing all the tiles and the shower base to expose the underlying structure.
Addressing Rotted Timbers: Rotted timbers can compromise the structural integrity of the shower. Paul recommends chiselling away damaged material and sealing it with Liquid Rubber to prevent further deterioration.
Floor Replacement: After treating the rotted timbers, a new floor is laid down. Liquid Rubber acts as an adhesive, bonding the floor to the joists and providing a cushioning effect.
The Magic of Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber is not just a waterproofing agent; it's also an adhesive. Paul demonstrates how it can be used to:
- Seal rotted joists, preventing further damage.
- Act as an adhesive for flooring, ensuring a tight bond.
- Repair damaged heating ducts, saving time and money.
- Prevent pests and bugs from entering the home through joints and gaps.
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Once the base is prepared, it's ready for the new shower installation. Paul emphasizes the importance of sealing everything as a precautionary measure, even if it might seem redundant. It's always better to be safe than sorry.
Proper waterproofing is essential to ensure the longevity of your shower and the safety of your home. Liquid Rubber offers a versatile and effective solution for various waterproofing needs. Whether you're renovating an old shower or building a new one, consider the benefits of Liquid Rubber for a watertight finish.