Remodeling Tips and Reviews

Using Schluter Kerdi waterproofing to build your shower

Using Schluter Kerdi waterproofing to build your shower

Schluter Systems has rewritten the book on how tiled showers are constructed. The old method, still heavily in use, involves using cement backer board with and a PVC shower pan  and cement pad. It is relatively secure but has several weak points. Primarily it allows water to penetrate the pan floor and assumes the PVC pan will catch the excess water. This...

How not to build a Shower Pan

How not to build a Shower Pan

Recently, I came on a job where the shower was mid way through complete and had numerous problems with how it was being done. First, they had used green sheetrock for the walls, which any pro knows is a big no no. Its not a matter of if water gets behind the tile but when and how much. But, the bigger problem was the shower pan. The drain was unlevel above the...