Leaking Showers are brought about by many different events. What most people don’t realize is that all buildings move. As a house settles into is foundations, or as the clay soil underneath your home expands and contracts with the changes in weather, the house shifts around. Naturally this causes areas of stress within the structure and causes cracks to appear. The first signs of building movement can usually be seen in walls, near the corners of windows or doorways, and in ceilings where the plasterboard sheets have separated.
When you consider this movement in your bathroom, you can begin to see how this can cause serious damage. As the building shifts, the grout can be weakened or crack. This gives water a direct route into parts of the building’s structure that it normally would be prevented from entering. Once the water from a leaking shower gets into the sub-structure of the house it can cause immense amounts of damage in the form of wood rot. A simple leaking shower can turn into a nightmare renovation as load-bearing beams and joists may need to be replaced. Addressing a leaking shower the instant it’s been noticed is integral to keeping further damages in check.