Flood Damage to Shower Room – Water must off been leaking through the tiles of this wet room/shower room for some time, the rotted wood to the wall is quite extensive, all the rotted timber is going to have to be cut away and the area is going to have to be treated for wet and dry rot, the owner first noted that the floor of the shower room was getting soft and their was a smell of mould.
We didn’t need to use dehumidifiers to dry the shower area out because we cut out all the old decaying timber work and replaced with new timber.
All areas were then treated with a five start timber treatment to stop the spread of fungus and mould growth.
The insulation was removed from between the external wall timber-work and disposed off, all the old tile adhesive was removed from the walls leaving them ready for the waterproofing of the room. You can just see the new timber that was cut into the floor at the back of the shower room we had to replace this first because it was so decayed we were falling though it when we worked on the walls.
Externally we explored the possibility that the water was penetrating from around the window, we found a crack in the external wall render, however nothing of any grate significant was found, we did remove the window, seal it and replace it just to make sure that there was not a problem in this area.
I have all the photos of the finished project so in my next post I will show you how this turned out.