Glossary or shower resealing & shower waterproofing and general terms which are used and referenced in our shower repair pages.

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A backing rod is a CFC free closed cell polyethylene foam rod used under joint sealants to give the sealant the correct dimensions to allow for maximum movement, to act as a bond breaker between two incompatible products and to help minimise the amount of sealant required.
Body of the tile “biscuit”.
Any fractures in the body of a tile visible both on face and back.
Bleed back is an occasional occurrence which can take place when moisture penetration has accumulated behind the tiles or saturates the biscuit of the tile. This moisture penetration and build-up is a result of porous, deteriorated, cracked or missing grout. Bleed back results in small discoloured spots or section of grout line within the newly replaced grout, commonly evidenced as a “rusty” colour or even just a dark / wet appearance. Our technicians generally know the tiled areas and the type of tile where “Bleed Back” is likely to occur but It is not always possible to detect bleed back prior to the commencement of the work.
A layer or coating that is applied to a specific area of a substrate, such that, when a subsequent layer or coating is applied over the bond breaker, it will not bond or adhere in that area.
A material used between the back of the tile and the prepared surface; suitable bond coats include pure portland cement. dry-set portland cement mortar, latex-type portland cement mortar, organic adhesive, and the like.
A substance applied to a suitable substrate to create a bond between it and a succeeding layer as between a subsurface and a terrazzo topping or a succeeding plaster application.
The bottom horizontal member of a timber frame wall.
Separate hot and cold stops with a breeching piece to a single outlet. We complete a pressure test on the shower assembly of is you have a shower over a bath, the bath & shower assembly, comprising of the breeching piece before proceeding with any service.