January 14, 2020

Remodeling a bathroom is a significant expense. You only want to do it once. Never is this truer as it relates to shower enclosures. Properly done, your new shower will provide years of enjoyment and comfort. It is quite important, to understand, the proper way to construct a shower. Even you hire a contractor to get the job done; you will have a sigh of relief, knowing that your showers are installed correctly. Hire a shower sealer in Sydney who has tons of experience and provides work warranty.

How to make your shower leak proof

Traditionally, shower floors are constructed by first installing a rubber pan liner and mortar bed. The completed tile is installed over the mortar bed. Virtually every shower we have seen was constructed using the technique leaked water. This is a bad situation, as water may promote the growth of mould, and mildew, and has potential for rotting wood which provides a home for nasty things like termites.

Yet another problem commonly known is shower curbs that leaks water. It is easy to understand why if you know how they are built. If you cover wood with a rubber membrane, then attach with nails, each nail hole is an opportunity for water to penetrate and cause damage.

How shower walls are constructed?

Shower walls do not fair any better. Most shower walls are constructed with the help of a green board, or cement board as a backing. To make matters worse, drywall screws or standard nails are used to fasten the wall backing instead of stainless steel screws, which are rust proof. Tile grout is not impervious to water infiltration, which over time grout can crack and allow water to get behind or underneath the tile. This will cause deterioration of whatever tile backing was used.

Many showers have recessed nooks for things like soap or shampoo bottles. They are a common source of water problems in showers since they are hard to waterproof.

Installation of a new shower

Installation of vent fan in your shower, is a great idea, as this will remove or eliminate excess humidity that gets generated from taking a hot shower, many of the vent fans incorporate lights as well.

Prior to installing your new shower, you must inspect the framing for any existing water damage and repair as necessary. Minor mildew or mold can also be treated with bleach. Wood that has rotten should be replaced. Using a straight edge, check wall stubs for any bowed studs. In case you find any, replace the stud.

If your shower incorporates nooks, then purchase one of the sizes that fit your needs to install it into the framing cavity.

Installation of vapor barrier is quite important and something that many contractors will forgo. Run a thin bead of construction glue on each stud and wall plate. Use 6 mil plastic and attach the sheet to all the wall studs. Seal the top and bottom of the vapor barrier to the upper and lower wall plates with duct tape. The vapor barrier prevents consideration from forming between the walls. There are many other ways to build a leak proof that will last forever. Choose from some of the leading concrete sealers in Sydney area. They are suppliers of premium concrete sealers.

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