Hello all! Dry damp looking patches help needed!

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Daniel90

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Hi all, hope you're all well in these strange times!

I'm a first time homeowner and have noticed these strange, dry damp looking patches on both sides of an internal wall between my bathroom and living room and wondered if anyone might know what's caused them and a potential fix?

My girlfriend reckons it might be something to do with water coming through the grout which is coming away slightly in the shower as this is against the same wall. Just find it strange that they're dry to the touch.

Photos below, please let me know if there's anything else I can confirm that's help.

Thanks so much in advance!
Daniel
 

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Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Doesn't look dry to me.

I'd be almost certain that you've got a slow leak in the bathroom

Or your grout has failed and the wall behind it isn't tanked

Not a plaster issue. Call a plumber and then a tiler
 

Daniel90

New Member
Thanks for the quick replies guys, we have indeed bought a recently done up property, this and the skirting boards are the only really gripes (so far!)

Have attached some further photos below, showing the grout and the distance between the patches and the shower.

Thanks again
Daniel
 

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ChrispyUK

Well-Known Member
Grout and silicon failing...probably. Maybe slow leak as Stevieo said.

Get your head right down to check for gaps in silicon or grout. Loads of badly fitted baths and showers about...see it all the time.
The best one was where the owner had lashed up a radiator on the other side to dry the wall out rather than cure the leak!
 

Daniel90

New Member
No worries, cheers, will follow your advice and take a good look to see how many gaps have appeared. Appreciate it.
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
No worries, cheers, will follow your advice and take a good look to see how many gaps have appeared. Appreciate it.

Never mind standing looking at it.

Get that bath panel off and look under it to see if you got a leak, then go and buy a grout rake and get that shitty grout out.

Check your silicone as well.

Grout it back in and bobs your uncle.

Scrape the damage off and wait a while for it to dry. Might want it plastering, might not. Just depends on how particular you are.
 

JessThePlasterer

Queen Jess Elizabeth I
Can’t tell if the floors laminate or tiles but if laminate and the water gets under it you’ll be replacing the floor if it’s left much longer
 
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