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cmb0913

09:16AM | 08/08/05
Member Since: 08/07/05
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The drywall behind the tiles in my shower is damaged. I am certain this is largely due to from a big gap in the grout close to the tub. Would wetness have spread all the way up the wall just from the gap in the tile? Or should I consider the possiblity there may also be a sewerline leak? The pipes to not appear wet, nor is the drywall to the dining room on the other side of these pipes wet.

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RayVinZant

05:17AM | 08/10/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
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Yes the water will leech up into the wall. Take a piece of paper stick one end in a glass of water and eventually the entire piece will be wet. This is called osmosis. Any gap in the tile will create a situation where the entire section of the wall can become damaged.

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.
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