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Unread 10-10-2021, 09:13 AM   #1
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Water leak in concrete wall...

I have water dripping from the second floor ceiling which is concrete. Above it is a shower on the 3rd floor. The shower walls are tiled and the walls behind them are concrete. Is the discoloration on the tiles in the pictures below water damage? If so would the valve area be a good place to start opening the wall?
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Unread 10-10-2021, 10:29 AM   #2
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Hi Steve, welcome back. Of course we have a few questions before hopefully being able to answer your questions. When you say concrete walls and floor, do you mean a poured concrete or do you mean it was installed using a mud bed type installation? Do you have extra tiles to replace those with? Do you have access to the other side of this wall?

Moisture does look to be getting into the tiles from the back side but that doesn't mean they are damaged. The moisture would dry out of the tiles if the water source can be repaired. So, I wouldn't bust out any tiles yet until you can get a better idea of where the leak is.

Once you know the problem is with the pipe in the picture, cut the grout around that tile and chisel it out. Cutting the grout first helps avoid chipping the neighboring tiles.
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Davy,

The walls are poured concrete and the pipes are in the wall. My main issue is to stop the leak which is causing damage on the second floor. I don't have replacement tiles but I do have access to the concrete wall behind the shower. Judging by the pictures, do you think it is the valve that is leaking?

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Steve, we don't have enough information to make that call. If there's a shower head above the valve then it could be leaking in the line going to it. If that's the case it would only leak when the shower is being used. Does that seem to be the case or does it seem to leak all the time? Is there any visible water escaping lower in the wall?
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Can you take a few steps back so we can get a perspective of the shower head and any other fixtures? That would help us guess at locations of possible plumbing pipes.

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