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Debsue

06:27AM | 10/05/04
Member Since: 10/04/04
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I am in the process of remodeling my basement bathroom and I need some advice on waterproofing the shower walls. The shower is built up against the cinder block foundation with 3 walls being drywall covered in 1950's plastic tiles. The floor of the shower is concrete molded into the floor. I have removed most of the tiles only to find black mold and decaying wooden framing and drywall. I know I need to replace wood and drywall, but what kind of drywall/material would be best? After all is done, the shower walls will have a shower kit installed. I don't want this same problem a few years down the road again. Any suggestions?

LonnythePlumber

07:38PM | 10/08/04
Concrete board like hardibacker or durarock is preferred over moisture resistant drywall. The best shower wall kits are the heavier ones that nail directly into the studs. The shower wall kits that glue onto wallboard have a more limited life.
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