05:58AM | 07/19/01
Member Since: 07/18/01
2 lifetime posts
The plumbing fixture in my recently tiled shower stall sprung a leak behind the wall, causing the grout lines in the bottom row of tile to become wet and darken. Water from the leak must have gotten in between the tile and cement board. The leak has been repaired about a week now, but the grout lines are still wet and dark. Will it ever dry out and return to normal?

4-K Carpenters

06:55AM | 07/20/01
Member Since: 05/15/00
21 lifetime posts
Probably not! What happened is that water got into the grout which caused the grout to discolor. This is a very common problem with grout that is not properly sealed...though in your case, there was probably nothing you could have done about it. Sorry!


07:26AM | 07/20/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
You may also still have moisture under the tile which is drying by way of the grout.4-K may be right,but I'm betting on moisture that's left over.

[This message has been edited by Matches (edited July 20, 2001).]

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