||08-03-2010 04:04 PM
crack in bottom of shower
I recently moved into a place and there was this patch in the bottom of the shower that looked like cat throw-up or something, and was turned grey and pink from exposure and mold. I scraped it off to find a crack in the bottom of the shower. There is a large circle that is cracked all around, maybe 3 1/2 inches in diameter, with veins of crack coming out from it. I could probably lift the circle out if I wanted to. The material underneath isn't just plastic or fiberglass, though. It looks to be some kind of particle board or compressed cardboard under a thin layer of the waterproof material that shows on the outside. I made a temporary fix by taping down some plastic over the hole but it's not going to last for long. I could take a picture of it if needed. What I want to know is what is the shower most likely made of and what should I use to fix it? I was thinking I could just caulk it real well or maybe use epoxy, after blowdrying it dry or something. What's a cheap fix that I could do myself? I would like it to be a permanent/ semi-permanent fix(lasting at least a year?) and a smooth opaque finish, if possible. Thanks in advance!