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Old 08-05-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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Good morning:

I'm planning on adding a bathroom in my unfinished basement. Since the floor is concrete, other than the obvious (drain, etc.), do I need to provide additional waterproofing under to the shower floor under the ceramic tile?

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:02 AM   #2
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Of course you do---are you doing a pan 0r a barrier free walk in?

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Thanks for the quick reply. I was planning on doing a pan.
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How to build a shower - Building a shower pan with pre-sloped mortar bed, liner and curb.

This is one way--liner --curb and deck mud--

Another is the use of Hydroban by Latacrete---their web site has information on doing it--

If not,I'll check back after work and answers as best I can.

A third method is to remove the entire shower floor area and sculpt a pan into the excavation and Hydroban the floor and walls---

I've done that for handicap showers---
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Another option would be to use the schluter kerdi shower kit.
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here is a link to the Schulter Shower System (carried by the Big Orange Box Store) http://www.schluter.com/5288.aspx

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