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I had a shower put in my new bath in the basement. The guy that installed it took out too much backing around the drain and now there is a soft spot on the pan next to the drain.The shower is complete and the bath room is done. I am worried that the soft spot will eventually crack or leak. I thought about trying to use spray foam insulation and injecting it by drilling a small hole in the pan and then filling it. Then sealing the hole with silicone. My thought is it too might crack by the hole so not sure what to do. The guy who installed it is gone and can't be found. Go figure!
Any ideas on how to fix the problem with out tearing out the whole shower?
 

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I had a shower put in my new bath in the basement. The guy that installed it took out too much backing around the drain and now there is a soft spot on the pan next to the drain.The shower is complete and the bath room is done. I am worried that the soft spot will eventually crack or leak. I thought about trying to use spray foam insulation and injecting it by drilling a small hole in the pan and then filling it. Then sealing the hole with silicone. My thought is it too might crack by the hole so not sure what to do. The guy who installed it is gone and can't be found. Go figure!
Any ideas on how to fix the problem with out tearing out the whole shower?
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You can dig a tunnel in the room adjacent to it, dig up under the pan and back fill your way out or tear out the pan and whatever shower walls you have in there.

Even if you could open a wall adjacent to the pan and get under the pan I don't see how you are going to fill in the void in the concrete around the drain.

On the bright side you probably have 5-10 years before the pan cracks around the drain, maybe longer depending on the usage.
 

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Fiberglass pan? You may be able to do that, but I would call a repair guy first to talk about your plan. They can fix cracks and such in tubs and showers so they are nearly invisible and leak free. Last year, I had a customer put a step ladder in his tub and the foot went through the tub floor. Repair guy came out, fixed it, no problems.
 

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