It goes without saying that having a watertight shower important. Properly installing a shower floor, or shower pan, is a task that is key. A poorly installed shower pan can lead to leaks which causes water damage, can rot out your floor and cause expensive structural issues.
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A shower pan is a waterproof barrier made of either lead, or vinyl that is formed into the shape of a pan. It’s placed on top of a concrete fitting and under the tile floor of a shower. The purpose of the pan is to catch any water that may seep through the tile and grout and direct it to the drain. But as a shower pan ages, it can sometimes deteriorate, develop cracks or holes, resulting in a leak.
Here are some signs that may indicate shower pan problems:
- Water leaking into the room or space below a shower is often the result of a faulty shower pan.
- Gapping where the wall and floor meet is an indication that water may be leaking through the pan, rotting the bathroom floor.
- Mold or missing grout near the base of the shower can also mean the pan is failing.
If you suspect you your shower pan is leaking, consult a professional. Our team at Billy the Sunshine Plumber can help you determine if your shower pan is failing.