Unearthing the true magnitude of the leaking shower problem is not a simple task. Although housing industry bodies, home building groups and insurance companies confirm that leaking showers are a problem, the scale is undefined.
Water damage from leaking showers is the second highest call-back issue within the builders' guarantee period. Repairing leaking showers is a sub-industry within the construction industry, with more research, time and money spent on rectification rather then resolution.
Every hardware store sells DIY kits to repair showers. This only scrapes the surface at the homeowner level, let alone the home builders who are caught in the middle of who is responsible for the leakage. Is a leaking shower a plumber, builder, waterproofer, tiler or shower-screen installer problem? Is it a product or installation fault? Are our industry standards adequate?
It is this cost to the homeowner and lack of industry standards and accountability that has led to the development of the Drybase tiled shower system.
Drybase is a new, advanced solution developed to allow for rapid, reliable and cost-effective installation of tiled enclosures. The system is delivers a clean and simple shower design with straight lines, square edges and solid joinery.
Drybase offers a total waterproofing solution that includes the base, waste, membranes, adhesives and glass enclosure.
The Drybase tiled shower system rapidly reduces shower creation time, provides a trustworthy installation process that is 100% accountable, eliminating the margins of error associated with multiple trades and site time.
Drybase has been rigorously tested as a complete system and comes complete with everything from the enclosure and base through to the very best waterproofing and adhesives from Mapei.