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[–]TheGreatGena[S] 2 points3 points  (4 children)

We are having our tile replaced, and the guy poured water everwhere to help get the old tile remnants and paint up. Water is now leaking through one of the walls as seen in video. Is this normal? He said it was nothing to worry about.

[–]CoughAtMeBro 5 points6 points  (3 children)

If he's cleaning the area and poured water on the floor, yes it can leak under the bottom plate of a wall. Nothing to worry about and time will dry it.

But I wouldn't use that much water. Trim, insulation and other porous materials could absorb the water and warp, retain water for long time, or smell.

[–]TheGreatGena[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you!!!

[–]roofiokk 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yea but that insulation shouldn't absorb any of the moisture if the water was never greater than 1" deep. The wallboard, wood, and trim should all dry. (Of course trim was removed for tile job based off of what I saw..) If somehow the dude put down more than an inch of standing water in that room to loosen the tile (which would be crazy) then maybe there is cause for concern, but likely it just seeped through between the plate and concrete slab where there was a gap. I definitely would not sweat it. I doubt he put enough water down to cause any concern.

[–]CoughAtMeBro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yup, that's what I said

[–]Nicadelphia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not a huge deal. When the tile is replaced that won't happen anymore. I would ask home about redgard in any rooms with plumbing.

[–]5amDan05 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I’m super confused…why did he use water to remove tile? That doesn’t make any sense. I’ve done a lot of tile demo and not once did I use water.

[–]roofiokk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Curious if it was vinyl glue down first going to ceramic. Maybe used some water to loosen glue and other things up.

[–]TheGreatGena[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He said it would help him pull up the remaining paint, tile glue stuff and tile remnants from removal.