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Discuss Regrouting grout that is cracking vertical and horizontal in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. Stevev

    Stevev Active Member

    Location:
    Blandford forum
    Hi guys, A customer has just asked if I Could regrout areas of a shower enclosure as it's suspected the water is running behind the grout and through the living room ceiling. There's quite a lot of cracking although tiles are OK. It appears that it's been laid on just plaster board and it's all stud walling. She wants me to spot grout after digging it out. I was going to use a grout tool from screw fix, I hear it's better than a dremel?..... Also, is there a bigger problem? I'm wondering if the grout is holding it all up....
     
  2. Simon Dale

    Simon Dale Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Maidstone
    Remove the lot. Then you'll see
     
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  3. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Grout normally cracks because there are other issues . As @Simon Dale@Simon Dale take it all off and if she doesnt want that let somebody else do it .
     
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  4. Stevev

    Stevev Active Member

    Location:
    Blandford forum
    Is it possible to replace portions of a grout line or must it all be replaced edge to edge??
     
  5. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Steve I really wouldn’t get involved with it as the others have said, the problem will be deeper than a bit of cracked grout!
     
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  6. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    i would avoid it and just advise that it needs taking down, repair any stud work and re boarded tanked and tiled to prevent it happening again
     
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  7. pdc

    pdc Living the dream..... Professional Tiler

    A bit of cracked grout shouldn't mean water getting to the ceiling below and as soon as you touch it it becomes your problem!
     
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  8. Stevev

    Stevev Active Member

    Location:
    Blandford forum
    The plumbers now going to regrout it.. Quality job... Only thing is I miss out on a paid job..however would be wrong to just regrout knowing there's more wrong. Funny how the plumber is trusted more than a tiler!!
     
  9. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Also get used to " well the builder said it would be ok "
    Oh and the one which covers everyone " the tiler will get over that "
     
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  10. Simon Dale

    Simon Dale Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Maidstone
    You can't help everyone. When you spell out doom and destruction people want an easy option let the plumber mess up ;) and you can go back in a month rip out and earn.
     
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