Failed Master Bathroom Renovation

Haymarket VA | 4 Months

Project Scope

Repair loose plank flooring tiles in a recently remodeled master bathroom while renovating multiple levels of our clients home.


This master bathroom was recently remodeled in the last 1-2 years.  While performing a large scale home renovation, we were asked to repair loose tiles in the master bathroom as part of our project.  Upon inspection, we quickly diagnosed that the issue with the bathroom tiles was a symptom of a greater problem.  The new bathroom was improperly installed with tile installed directly over drywall in the shower and bathing areas, as well as improper waterproofing materials for the shower pan, plumbing and electrical installation errors.  This caused the shower pan to fail, leaking water into the ceiling below which caused water damage to the exterior wall, framing, entry door and flooring joists.


We performed a full tear out to expose and remove all code violations and installation errors. Extensive repairs were necessary before proper waterproofing, plumbing, electrical and finishes were completed. This was the unfortunate result of unqualified personnel attempting a project that is best left to professionals.