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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:19 pm 
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The sealant in my shower is split and clearly leaking because a couple of my tiles have gone dark, presumably because they're soaking up water. I can repair the sealant but I'm not sure what to do about the tiles. Will they dry out if I repair the sealant? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Leaking shower
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post a photos showing the area. you could be talking about anywhere in the shower an any kind of tiles


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maybe its better to put this post in the tiling forums.


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Hello,
The sealant in my shower cubicle has split vertically in the corner and is clearly leaking because a couple of my ceramic, white, wall tiles have gone dark, presumably because they're soaking up water. I can repair the sealant but I'm not sure what to do about the tiles. Will they dry out if I repair the sealant? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.


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Post some photos please, something from a distance and some more close up.


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Just one thread per topic please. I have merged these two.


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MollyImms wrote:
Hello,
The sealant in my shower is split and clearly leaking because a couple of my tiles have gone dark, presumably because they're soaking up water. I can repair the sealant but I'm not sure what to do about the tiles. Will they dry out if I repair the sealant? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.


No they won't dry out. They need removing first, then depending on how bad the water damage is behind you'll either need to hack off any damp plaster and allow the wall to dry out before re-plastering or remove / replace any damaged plaster board behind the tiling.

Re-tile once dry and remove and replace all the sealant.

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Great thank you for the advice! Tiles will have to come off then.


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