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SHOWER PAN REPAIR REPLACEMENT INSTALLATION:
When do you think of your shower pan? Most likely when you are in the middle
of a bathroom remodel project or if you're like most people, you don't have a
clue of what a shower pan is until it starts leaking down through your kitchen
ceiling. The plumbing may or may not be the leaky problem.
Many people are surprised when after they call a plumber to inspect the
plumbing leak to be told by the plumber that the problem is not the plumbing
but rather the shower pan.
The plumbers advice to the home owner is to call a tile contractor.
The job of having your shower tile professionally installed should give you the
peace of mind of never having to think about the shower pan liner again.
Unfortunately if the tile pan liner is not installed properly within a years time,
evidence of the faulty installation will reveal itself.
The purpose of the shower base is to hold water and direct the flow to the
shower drain regardless of the location of the drain. (Some drains are
centered while others for various reasons cannot be centered.)
In appearance the tile installation for the shower or steam shower floor should
look flat. In reality the slope pointing towards the drain from all directions
should be 1/4 inch per lineal foot.
Have you ever stepped into a shower and felt as though you were about to fall
over? Have you noticed standing water after a shower? This is evidence of
improper shower drainage and/or a bad shower pan mud job.
Tile popping up and grout cracking can be evidence that the drainage weep
holes are blocked thereby preventing proper drainage and although the pan
liner itself is not leaking the hydro static pressure from standing water
beneath the tile has no where to go but up, cracking grout and loosening tiles.
WHICH SHOWER PAN LINER?
There are many products for the
do-it-yourself homeowner, professional tile
contractor and home builder to choose
from as regards to shower pans.
When we began installing over 30 years
ago there was hot mop and mud/dry pack,
lead liners and mud/dry pack, copper
liners and mud/dry pack.
Dry pack or deck mud is still used by our
tile installers today for it's superior
strength and versatility especially in
custom showers and shower floors where
a standard size pre made pan will not work
or a special order pan is cost prohibitive.
What has changed in the shower pan
installation process? The shower pan liner!
Todays liner is rubber or vinyl based.
One company in particular has changed
the process entirely and has been installed
in showers where other methods would not
work. Schluter products has proven
successful for many bathroom contractors.
TO INSPECT OR NOT TO INSPECT?
We're asked on a daily basis if it's necessary to have a new shower
pan inspected. In Denver county the shower pan is inspected when
there is a seam present.
Notice the seam in the picture to the left. The inspector will look to
make sure that the pan is holding water. If the new pan being installed
has no seam an inspection is not necessary. (Depending on your
location you'll need to check local ordinances)
Although an inspection may not be required the shower pan MUST
ALWAYS BE TESTED. Some tile installers skip this critical step
because of pressure to get the job done quickly. Ask yourself, do you
want it fast or do you want it to last?
Make sure your tile installer does this test for a successful bathroom
design and a shower that will not leak.
For any questions about what type of liner to use
call us today! Or use our CONTACT FORM
We test all of the tile pans that we install.
Our Denver CO Plumbers
recommend Delta and Kohler
Plumbing Faucets, fixtures
Plumbing services for Shower
pan installation repairs &
bathroom remodeling are by
CO Licensed Plumbers and
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SHOWER PAN INSTALLATION SINCE 1979
DENVER/AURORA/BOULDER CO Colorado Shower Pans
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