Bathroom remodels are more work than just some paint and a little bit of tile. If considering a bathroom remodel put the extra time and money into doing a thorough job and completely gutting the bathroom back to square one. This will allow you to uncover issues that have been hidden and deal with them head on. The stuff that has been hidden surprises most homeowners. Thankfully professional bathroom remodeling companies are familiar with what can be uncovered. A complete, flawless bathroom that functions with zero problems will add not only ascetic value to your home but monetary value as well.
Many common issues with bathroom remodeling are due to two causes; one being incompetent workers and two being moisture. If a homeowner is choosing to move forth with bathroom remodeling on their own there are some things to watch for and correct before a project should be continued. Some issues are obvious while others are inconspicuous.
The first issue that can happen is with the framing of the floor. Unfortunately it is common to find floor joists in bathrooms that have been notched by plumbers. This will leave the floor weak. If the subfloor is not strong eventually the new floor will crack under the pressure.
Another issue that can occur is plumbing becomes old and corroded. If this is seen it should be taken care of immediately during the renovation. This will make it easier in the long run. Updating cast iron, galvanized drain lines and copper supply lines can easily be updated when the walls and flooring are torn up.
It seems that those tub surround and bathroom tiles only recently became required to have a waterproof installation. What many bathroom remodeling companies find when tearing apart older bathrooms is that regular dry wall has been put …