Install Concrete Base for a Shower Stall
LESLIE: Jumping into the shower with D.J. in Colorado. What can we do for you?
D.J.: I have a plan to remodel our bathroom. We’ve had continual problems with leaking out of the shower and that could very well be because of the tolerance (ph) or lack of between the door and the stall. It has a concrete base. The sub-floor has been damaged, so we’re going to have to replace that. My interest is in getting the best type of shower stall and not one of those that creaks every time you step in it.
TOM: First of all, I presume you’re going to tear this all out.
TOM: If you’re going to put in a fiberglass shower stall, that’s fine but the trick is to set it in concrete. You get a bag of like Quick Set, mix it up …
TOM: … and while it’s wet, you press the pan in place. That takes up all of the flex that could be underneath this and stops all of the creak.
LESLIE: Mm-hmm. You’re creaking because you have an uneven floor surface below the shower pan itself.
D.J.: Yeah. Well, I don’t have that now but I don’t want it either.
TOM: Yeah, that will solve it.
D.J.: Yeah. OK. Very good.
TOM: Alright. Just one bag of QUIKRETE.
D.J.: Alright. Thank you much.
TOM: You’re very welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.