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Old 07-02-2014, 12:37 AM   #1
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Adding Concrete to Existing Shower Pan


What type of concrete should I use for this?

I'm re-tiling a shower stall. I've already stripped the old mosaic tiles. The current concrete shower pan is sloped to the drain in the middle but it's also uneven in areas and especially on one side, so I would like to raise one edge and even it out a bit. This means the new concrete will be very thin in some areas to blend in with the slope.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Quaker.... Interested in your question and responses.

(From a different perspective, I'm not the best in laying/building a shower bed... and sometimes have some dips/puddles before I tile.

To date, I've corrected by slighly building my thinset when I lay the tile...but I would like any ideas in regard to your question as evening out that bed before tileing.

Maybe Bud or Jazz will be along.....

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Shower pan is metal or plastic that sits under the mud. It is more likely you have a metal pan, then it is at the end of its service life (for copper about 40 years, according to my parent's house's that was replaced). Lead pan should be ok still - a few that I've seen, but were removed for a total gut job.

There are epoxy or modified cement repair materials. But sorry to say I don't know how they stand up to bonding problems and water getting in between old and new masonary. The mud also do not last over a life of a house, especially under a shower.

Yes, not relevant to you,, but I'd consider clean strip and start over.
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BUD... JAZZ....Others

How do you advise/handle a little "dippy" imperfect top tile bed shower bed......

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