shower pan

Name: Greg In Lex
Posted: Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 4:37 am MST
 
Topic
I want to construct a curbless shower in my basement. I have had to dig up the area to replace a sewer line and install waterproofing around the foundation. I was planning on doing two concrete pours. One for the floor and one for the shower with the proper slope to the drain. Do I still need a liner? What would be the proper cement for the shower pour? Being in a basement and with a drain field under the concrete is a pan really needed?
Name: Eric G
Posted: Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 9:34 am MST
 
Reply: 1
Although I'm a big fan of a properly built shower floor. I've tiled showers with recessed, poured concrete floors with a mud floor sloped to the drain and they used no liner, they were all on grade. I've never had a call back. I'm in the process of building a shower in my basement and I will build a curb and use a pan.
Name: Bud Cline Tile
Posted: Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 3:31 pm MST
 
Reply: 2
Being in a basement and with a drain field under the concrete is a pan really needed?


No. Not in my experience. You would however want to use liquid waterproofing to seal the floor to wall junctures ahead of any tile you install. Use Redgard, you'll be fine.grin
Name: Rd Tile
Posted: Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 4:34 pm MST
 
Reply: 3
I would do one pour using the Schluter Kerdi system, set the drain at the correct height, bring the mud or concrete up to the level area, then Kerdi it.grin
Name: Greginlex
Posted: Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 4:16 am MST
 
Reply: 4
So if I do a liner or pan, how could I still have a curbless entry?
Name: Bud Cline Tile
Posted: Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 8:55 am MST
 
Reply: 5
You can't without removing some existing concrete and repouring the floor lower so as to be able to receive the additional sloped floor concrete for the KERDI.grin
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