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Old 11-03-2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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Showerpan Repairs.....who Else Hates This.....

Listen....I just want to save everyone a lot of headache and frustrations when it comes to showerpans. We have done over 30 showerpan repairs in the Hampton Roads area in the last 4 years. We have bid on a little more than that. My point? Well most of these repairs are in four different neighborhoods. The builder of these neighborhoods used tile guys that didn't know how to correctly install showerpans. I have never torn out a shower or tile pan that was pre-sloped. 1-it wasn't commonly known over 15 years ago. 2- most GC's get a plumber to do the Liner. Not me. I have yet to see a plumber check the sub-floor of the showerpan area to see if it pitches in any direction or in some cases multiple directions. If I come across a perfectly flat and level shower sub-floor, I still pre-slope the floor before the liner goes in. Usually I go 3/4" on the outer edges sloped to the flat flush rim of the drain assembly. What people fail to realize is that water WILL penetrate the tile, grout, and cement to hit the liner. And last time I checked water didn't naturally flow up-hill. So if you take a shower like you are supposed to there is absolutely no way that stagnant water sitting in your cement will evaporate. It only SATURATES AND SITS THERE FOR YEARS. Trust me I have almost gagged from the smell of some of these showers. Please pre-slope. If you are flat then it's not manditory but I do it always. I hope that this will help all you aspiring tile Guru's....
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:54 PM   #2
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Ripping one out as we speak. Pan was leaking and we couldn't find it even with a camera. I don't do pan repairs as your post said as i cant warranty a bandaid. So we are doing a full gut and new shower with membraine


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People have to use paragraphs, I look at a post like this and get about two sentences in before giving up....I toughed this one out. Great advice!
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Wrapped up a full gut two weeks ago and wrapping up one as we speak.
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