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Damaged Subfloor Under Bathroom

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Do you have some soft spots in your bathroom floor? Bathroom floors are real hot spots for moisture damage. There are so many places where leaks and damage can occur. The most common are around the toilet and the tub. If you see moisture or damage around the toilet (from crawl) this is usually the sign of a bad wax seal. The seal seals the toilet to the floor. Sometimes the toilet gets loose and starts to rock. This will compromise the wax seal. Then everytime you flush moisture will wick into the subfloor adjacent to the pipe. Bathtubs can also leak. The floor adjacent to the tub is a spot we find damage all the time. If the bathroom has carpet (bad idea) I will be willing to bet there is going to be some damage to the subfloor adjacent to the tub or the shower. Have you crawled under your house lately and pulled the insulation back to look at the floor under the bath? It only gets worse over time.

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