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I have a membrane base shower, the tiles had lifted, and…

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Good morning, I have...

Good morning, I have a membrane base shower, the tiles had lifted, and when I delved further the chipboard and the wood boxing have rotted. Who does the repair of this, a builder or can a plumbing group fix? Also is there an alternative to a membrane base shower without removing the tiled walls.

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

We started 10 days ago, by calling in a tiler to re grout tiles, but this escalated as he dug deeper and he disappeared and wont answer our calls.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

We want a professional job as it is a shower in an apartment complex.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

That's it for now.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Plumbing
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How old is the shower? Will you describe the wood damage further?

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