How can I tell if my drain tiles are installed incorrectly? How can I tell if my drain tiles are installed incorrectly?

Your drain tiles are supposed to be shiny and separated by grout. If they look dull and wavy, even if they still have grout, you can be certain that they were installed in a hurry. The wavy side is supposed to be on the bottom and the smooth shiny side is supposed to be on the top. You can also tell if they were installed incorrectly if, after each use, the drain remains dry while the water runs away on the ground. If water pools on the bottom of your shower or outlet and never leaves, the installer didn’t take the time to dig the slight incline needed for proper operation.

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