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Old 11-08-2012, 08:43 PM   #16
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I agree with the above. I've never seen a bathroom done like that, however that doesn't necessarily mean it's wrong. Looks like they went over the existing lath.

The surface does look a bit rough, could be a challenge for tiling...can't comment much more than that, not familiar with mortar beds..
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:45 PM   #17
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My walls look fine, I don't know why they went so high and I really don't understand why I have CBU only around the tub. The weird thing is that 3 days ago the contractor wasn't there but just the workers. One of them put the CBU in the shower as well. I left for 5 hours and when I came back home I found what I showed you in the picture. After my question about this changement, the contractor told me that a misunderstanding between him and the other guy happened, and another way to do the shower was without CBU. So he changed everything. Don't know what to say...
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:51 PM   #18
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What do you guys think. Should I tell him to demolish the shower and start again putting Aquabar, CBU and then concrete and tiles, or should I stay like that? They still have to finish with drywall and all the rest around the shower...I'd love any advice I know the way I talk sounds like a non-expert, but that's why I'm here. I really don't know anything about showers

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I don't think there is any point putting concrete over CBU, it's either one or the other I would think. My only concern personally would be with the roughness of the finish on the concrete, and the general finish around the concrete where it will meet the painted surface. Just ask him about it, and make sure it is understood you want a professional looking finish in the bathroom, not tiles all uneven from the wall.

I don't think you have a lot of ground to ask for it being ripped out, unless you have something in writing stating a scope of work. If you really would prefer CBU, and didn't ask for it, I would expect that the contractor would not absorb the cost of it being ripped out, unless the tile finish was bad. As long as it meets code, not much you can say if there is not contract or scope of work. This is stuff that really should be discussed and in writing beforehand, to avoid situations just like this.
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Ok, thank you very much Chris. My problem was that this is the first time that I have to deal with contractors, contract and all this stuff. That's why I wasn't so specific on asking for something like that before sign the contract. I'll ask him about what you just said. There's a contract, but unfortunately is not specified anywhere the use of CBU or other material. I'll see what 's gonna happen

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I've never seen anything like that-----what system did they use for the shower pan---???

I understand your concern--how is it to be waterproofed?
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I've never seen anything like that-----what system did they use for the shower pan---???

I understand your concern--how is it to be waterproofed?
Just asking, could Redgard be use to water proof in this instance?
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Why not just use cement board and then red guard, hydroban the whole shower. Seems like they were doing A LOT of extra work for something that might not be very waterproof. OR they could have ran plastic sheet on the studs down to the pan and then cover it with cement board.

BTW how are they making the shower pan?
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They explained to me they are using mortar bed applied on Aquabar B on the walls and I asked for redgard to have something waterproofed. About the shower pan they said hot mop is an old system and they put some black membrane ( I don't know the name ) that cover the entire pan and goes up to the wall for 2 feet. I'm giving them a chance and I'm tryin to trust their job...but I still have a lot of concerns

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