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Old 10-10-2012, 12:15 PM   #16
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Thanks so much for your comments Blondesense! I don't think he was using DensShield as I saw the CBU that he put up, which seems to be regular cement board (with some kind of premium quality wording on it)..

Anyway, I wonder if he actually put up some type of waterproofing stuff on the CBU though (just happen that it's not HydroBan or RedGard). Since it is cement board, do you think maybe DryLok would have worked in this type of application? Thoughts or comments??

This is a old licensed general contractor, wich 20+ years of experience and lots of friends' referrals. As he guaranteed that it won't leak so I'm thinking that he must have some put something between the CBU and thin-set mortar (or has other reasons to guarantee it). However I didn't see the application process (had to work on that day)..Guess I will just have to keep my fingers crossed and carefully maintain the caulking...


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Old 10-12-2012, 11:56 PM   #17
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By the way, the contractor told me yesterday that he put up some very expensive "glue" between the CBU and the thin-set so it's really water-proofed. He can't tell me what kind of glue he used... oh well...
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:01 PM   #18
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As I explained in other posts, I'm no expert, but I wonder if weep holes between the old and new sections could be a mistake as it is just as likely to allow water to penetrate the old bottom section as much as drain the top. This may be why there is only one, and it is way to the side.
Just a quick update. Yes Blondesense you are correct. Before we paid that contractor few weeks ago, he noticed that "weep hole" and filled it up with tile caulking right away. I asked him whether he actually left the hole intentionally as "weep holes" at the first place, he answered NO. He said that it was a careless mistake on his part. Oh boy so now I'm really confused about weep hole. I just checked with all of our other bathrooms and NO one has any weep holes on the wall.. Is it really that important to leave weep hole on the shower room? Also I'm wondering what type of strong waterproofing (?) glue he might have used, as the glue dry so fast that he was about to start tiling on the wall after few hours (put up the CBU in the morning and started tiling in the afternoon)...The glue, after dry, seems to very hard, and was even seeping through the thin-set (a little bit) in some places....Thanks!


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