Shower Repair Rescue, part deux

Here’s a description for how to repair a large custom walk-in shower that was originally installed without any waterproofing at all. Instead of ripping everything to the studs and starting over, it was possible to replace just the shower base and curb and the first row of wall tile for a fix. Read on to see how this is done and to see some pretty super-custom slower floor sloping! Continue reading Shower Repair Rescue, part deux

Shower Floor Fixing

What to do with a busted shower? It’s a question that I get pretty frequently. Mostly, it’s from folks who have custom walk-in showers with floors that don’t drain. It’s actually pretty difficult to make a custom shower base with an even and effective slope to the drain, especially if the shower footprint is oddly shaped. Lots of tile installers don’t take the time to … Continue reading Shower Floor Fixing

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Shower Floor Resloping

This post describes how to remove and reinstall shower floor tile to correct an improper slope. To drain effectively, shower floor tile needs to be sloped at least 1/8-in per linear foot of run from the walls to the drain. Sometimes installers screw this up. But if there is a properly installed waterproofing liner below the surface floor tile and concrete drypack layer, it can be possible to fix a bad slope without ripping apart the whole shower. Read on to see how! Continue reading Shower Floor Resloping