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Old 07-16-2015, 09:28 PM   #1
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Shower leak

The assembly of the shower basin in our bathroom seemed counterintuitive to me, and that seems confirmed now that I have notice a leak between the finish foam tile floor and the subfloor... The basin sits proud of the wall panels and is trusting the subsequent caulking job. Yikes. There are screw covers, but the water can get behind the floor/basin and run down the wall. Did the renovator miss the boat, or am I missing something about the design? I wonder if there is a membrane, or thick paint-on layer, that can cover/span that seam in lieu of rebuilding the shower assembly...Click image for larger version

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Old 07-16-2015, 09:50 PM   #2
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Walls should run 'inside' the pan on wet areas... seems an 'after thought' to place the pan in there AFTER building the wall...

Ok.. if there is no 'damage' for you to repair... IF you have caught this 'early', I would add a new 'drip edge' above the current pan/wall intersection. I would have it go at least 1/2 way down the 'lip' where the screws are... that way you have 'two' layers of protection in the 'bad' design...

Don't 'seal' the new piece to the pan.. only the wall. You will need to be 'diligent' keeping the underside clean so it doesn't 'mold' up on you...

You could add a 'seal' between the lower inside of the new drip edge and the pan... that would really slow or eliminate water penetration.... but will need cleaning discipline.

You can probably get to FRP (fibre reinforced plastic) to cut to shape... then 'epoxy' all joint corners...

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Old 11-02-2015, 01:17 PM   #3
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How did you resolve this?
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:00 AM   #4
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Thanks. It's not a great time (well, when is it?) to do any major work. Part of the issue with this shower, and the whole airstream, is that the previous owners painted all of the factory surfaces. The pain seems fairly decent, but even our two-year-old couldn't get her fingernail on it and peel it off if she works at it. They even painted inside the shower. So putting anything like a flashing in the shower involves attaching it to the paint or removing the paint in order to attach it to the factory surface. What I've done in the meantime, and it's holding up so far, is use some marine grade caulking along all of the seams that were compromised. That's doing the trick for now… No trickles out from underneath the shower. Next summer we will probably have to replace some flooring, but I think it's going to hold through the winter. I was able to pick up this marine grade caulking at Lowes.
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