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TILE SHOWER PANS INSTALLATION
Shower Pan Repair Floor Remodel Company
Denver/Boulder/Longmont Colorado Shower Pans
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|What's under your shower pan?
Have you ever noticed the mold which
continues to grow along your shower floor and
wall, sometimes growing up along the corners?
No matter how much you clean the mold (use
bleach diluted or commercially available mold
cleaners) it seems to come back.
This can be evidence of a leaky shower base or
faulty shower pan liner installation.
Another scenario is the obvious, mold growing
outside of the shower stall, spongy flooring
next to the shower and plaster bubbling and
wet, water damage to adjoining walls or ceiling.
Let’s say there are no obvious leaks yet
mold persists. Unfortunately this is
evidence of an underlying problem that
should be addressed.
Mold is unhealthy and left unchecked can
cause not only health problems but financial
woes to your investment in your home.
Mold in the shower base is not normal. In
most cases improperly constructed
showers and shower pans are the culprit for
this unhealthy problem.
So if your planning on a bathroom remodel
that will require installing a new tiled
shower make sure that you hire an expert
remodeling contractor in this field.
Things to look for:
1. How your shower seats or benches are built if your bathroom remodeling plans include these in your shower. Benches or seats should be
built inside of the tile pan using cement blocks, and covered with durrock, wonderboard or floated out with cement. This requires real skill
from a professional tile contractor who is interested in working for the lasting benefit of your home improvement project. For the do-it-yourself
homeowner pre-made benches and seats are available.
Unless you’re an expert I don’t recommend wood framing your seats since it’s been our experience from the tile repairs that we have
performed that done incorrectly wood framed seats resulted in rapid mold growth.
2. When installing a shower base liner make sure your floor contractor includes a pre-slope to drain before the pan liner is installed, if this
step is skipped mold issues will not only appear but damage to the shower pan floor will be so severe that the entire shower base will need to
be replaced. Weep holes in the clamping shower drain ring necessary for proper drainage will need to be kept clear.
3. Proper drainage for a shower stall floor is ¼ inch per foot to drain. In other words the slope to the drain should look and feel unnoticeable. A
bad mud job can instantly be felt when standing in the shower and if standing water is left after showering this may need attention to correct.
4. The correct tile backer board will need to be installed. For years green board was used in every wet area application by homebuilders and
contractors alike. Today knowledge of how the popular tile backer boards are installed is essential for a successful tile installation. Some
manufacturers recommend leaving a gap between the bottom of the wall board and the horizontal surface thereby reducing “the wick” effect of
improper installation. Also some materials are not recommended in shower stalls and steam showers all together. Make sure that your tile
installer or bathroom designer is well aware of the different applications and limitations of the differing bathroom tile products available today.
What’s under your shower pan?
Hopefully a dry floor, a pre-slope to the drain and unclogged weep holes.
For an appointment that is
convenient for you call:
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We're your shower pan
We fix leaking shower
SHOWER BENCHES in SHOWER PANS
Many of the bathroom remodel projects that we work on
involve the replacement of the old bath tub and
converting the tub space to a walk in shower.
Other shower projects include expanding the existing
shower stall where possible.
We were able to expand the shower you see in the right
by taking space form a bathroom closet that was on the
other side of the back wall of the shower.
This is one option to think about as you remodel your
shower by stealing space from an adjoining closet or
room when adding on is not an option.
This was a small bathroom remodeling job and the shower
was tight however we were able to build a shower bench
and expand the shower for a little more elbow room.
SHOWER BENCH BUILT inside all of
our shower pans
The old shower is enlarged by taking space from a
closet. You can see where the old closet door was. We
framed the door to allow a recessed shampoo shelf
that we will put in later.
A cement pre-slope shower base toward the shower
drain is put in before the shower pan liner is installed.
Once that is done and the tile backer board is installed
we can start on the shower seat and float the shower
CUSTOM BATHROOM and SHOWER
The top of the shower bench is sloped at about 1/4 inch
per/ft toward the front side of the bench.
This way there is no standing water any where in the
shower. This is only one installation method for shower
pans. With this particular there are no vulnerable
spots for the water to escape the shower.
Many shower pan repairs and replacements can be
avoided if the builder or remodeler would build their
shower benches to be waterproof.
For an appointment
that is convenient for