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Shower Grout Repair

Shower Re-Grouting Can Save You Money.

Missing Grout In Shower

Shower grout can fail for many reasons. Improper initial installation or mixing of the grout can cause premature failure. harsh acid based cleaners can degrade grout over time. Tiles that are set too close together can cause grout to “pop out”. Time in general can cause gout to fail. It is vitally important to rectify this as soon as possible. Water that migrates behind the tiles and into the wall can cause mold to form. This is especially true in older homes where there is wallboard behind the tiles instead of proper backer board. In the case of the picture o the left, this small area of missing grout caused thousands of dollars in damage as it was left un-repaired.

Also – tiles will begin to loosen and possibly fall off the wall. A softened structure behind that wall needs to be replaced. This is often a costly repair as the tiles need to be removed and the backing replaced. Many times tiles will break during the removal process and if no extras are available a design change is in order. Many times we are forced to put a completely different color tile in as a border around the entire bottom of the shower or tub surround.

Grout Repair Is An Affordable Solution.

Having a shower re-grouted is not an easy or inexpensive option. It is however much more cost effective than tearing out a wall or an entire shower or tub surround. Many time missing grout that is left for a period of time will cause damage beyond the shower, leaking down into floors below or adjacent walls. In this case, what could have have been a repair that cost a few hundred dollars caused thousands of dollars in work. I have personally been involved in a job where a shower stall that had missing grout and improper caulking caused an entire bathroom floor replacement. A very expensive undertaking and the shower still had to be re-grouted! had they done that in the first place the floor would have been saved.

Loose Shower Tiles Also Cause Major Issues.

Missing grout can also cause loose tiles. This too allows water to migrate behind the wall. If you see or suspects loose tiles – call us so we can determine the cause. many times it is a simple repair that will stop major damage in the future.

Re-Grouting The Proper Way.

Many homeowners and handymen re-grout improperly. A skim coat of grout will simply pop off in a few months. Here at Grout 9-1-1 we are skilled in grout removal and replacement. We are also skilled in repair and replacement of tiles on shower walls. We have the proper tools and knowledge to get the job done right the first time! Call us today for a free assessment of your grout.

 

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