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ebarbary

04:55AM | 02/18/01
Member Since: 02/17/01
1 lifetime posts
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I recently noticed occasional drip from ceil-
fan in 1st floor bathroom while shower was in use on 2nd floor.Upon inspection i found
a small crack on fiberglass floor of stall
shower which i installed approx 6 years ago.
I would like to repair this small leak before
it becomes any worse. Any ideas,special sealers or whatever so i would not have to re
place shower floor?

PattyB

06:44AM | 02/19/01
Since you shower floor is fiberglass why don't you try going to a marine supply store and ask what you would need and how to do the repair. I would think it would be the same as repairing a small crack in a fiberglass boat hull. There is a marine product called Marine Tex that I have used on my boat for small holes and cracks but I don't know how that would hold up under the weight of someone standing on it to shower.

rpxlpx

04:40AM | 02/20/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
If you can find it, get the name of a fiberglass tub and shower manufacturer and see if they have a web site. Ask them.

www.ABETTERSURFACE.com

03:57PM | 04/12/01
Member Since: 04/11/01
7 lifetime posts
ebarbary,

You might consider calling a resurfacing company who does fiberglass repair work to fix it.

A new shower will definitely fix the problem but the price may be more than what your budget allows. If done properly a "cut out", as it is called, is stronger than some showers and bathtubs that have been installed. The reason is that the bathtub or shower may not have proper support beneath it, or maybe none at all. Alot of times what we find is that some concrete in a bag, scrap 2x4s or pieces of drywall have been tossed under the bathtub or shower when it was installed. Pouring a new foundation during the "cut out" process makes certain that this is not a problem anymore.

When choosing a resurfacing company consider asking them these questions:

What do you use to make the repair? Is it fiberglass or a plastic filler? (Fiberglass is stronger, and unlike plastic filler is waterproof)

Will you be using fiberglass cloth to strengthen the repair?

Do you use expandable foam for support or do you pour a new foundation? (Expandable foam eventually undermines the repair because it is not a solid substratum. It will definitely crack again)

Do they refer to it as a "cosmetic repair" or a "cut out"? (A "cut out" is a fiberglass repair where the entire floor is cut out, a new foundation is poured, and a new floor is placed down while the foundation is still wet. A major fiberglass repair is then done over the top of it. A "cosmetic repair" is just that, cosmetic. It only looks good but eventually will crack again)

For more information on any resurfacing question, visit our website: www.ABETTERSURFACE.com

Larry Hunt, Area Manager
A BETTER SURFACE



www.ABETTERSURFACE.com

03:58PM | 04/12/01
Member Since: 04/11/01
7 lifetime posts
ebarbary,

You might consider calling a resurfacing company who does fiberglass repair work to fix it.

A new shower will definitely fix the problem but the price may be more than what your budget allows. If done properly a "cut out", as it is called, is stronger than some showers and bathtubs that have been installed. The reason is that the bathtub or shower may not have proper support beneath it, or maybe none at all. Alot of times what we find is that some concrete in a bag, scrap 2x4s or pieces of drywall have been tossed under the bathtub or shower when it was installed. Pouring a new foundation during the "cut out" process makes certain that this is not a problem anymore.

When choosing a resurfacing company consider asking them these questions:

What do you use to make the repair? Is it fiberglass or a plastic filler? (Fiberglass is stronger, and unlike plastic filler is waterproof)

Will you be using fiberglass cloth to strengthen the repair?

Do you use expandable foam for support or do you pour a new foundation? (Expandable foam eventually undermines the repair because it is not a solid substratum. It will definitely crack again)

Do they refer to it as a "cosmetic repair" or a "cut out"? (A "cut out" is a fiberglass repair where the entire floor is cut out, a new foundation is poured, and a new floor is placed down while the foundation is still wet. A major fiberglass repair is then done over the top of it. A "cosmetic repair" is just that, cosmetic. It only looks good but eventually will crack again)

For more information on any resurfacing question, visit our website: www.ABETTERSURFACE.com

Larry Hunt, Area Manager
A BETTER SURFACE



www.ABETTERSURFACE.com

03:58PM | 04/12/01
Member Since: 04/11/01
7 lifetime posts
ebarbary,

You might consider calling a resurfacing company who does fiberglass repair work to fix it.

A new shower will definitely fix the problem but the price may be more than what your budget allows. If done properly a "cut out", as it is called, is stronger than some showers and bathtubs that have been installed. The reason is that the bathtub or shower may not have proper support beneath it, or maybe none at all. Alot of times what we find is that some concrete in a bag, scrap 2x4s or pieces of drywall have been tossed under the bathtub or shower when it was installed. Pouring a new foundation during the "cut out" process makes certain that this is not a problem anymore.

When choosing a resurfacing company consider asking them these questions:

What do you use to make the repair? Is it fiberglass or a plastic filler? (Fiberglass is stronger, and unlike plastic filler is waterproof)

Will you be using fiberglass cloth to strengthen the repair?

Do you use expandable foam for support or do you pour a new foundation? (Expandable foam eventually undermines the repair because it is not a solid substratum. It will definitely crack again)

Do they refer to it as a "cosmetic repair" or a "cut out"? (A "cut out" is a fiberglass repair where the entire floor is cut out, a new foundation is poured, and a new floor is placed down while the foundation is still wet. A major fiberglass repair is then done over the top of it. A "cosmetic repair" is just that, cosmetic. It only looks good but eventually will crack again)

For more information on any resurfacing question, visit our website: www.ABETTERSURFACE.com

Larry Hunt, Area Manager
A BETTER SURFACE



www.ABETTERSURFACE.com

04:25PM | 04/12/01
Member Since: 04/11/01
7 lifetime posts
ebarbary,

You might consider calling a resurfacing company who does fiberglass repair work to fix it.

A new shower will definitely fix the problem but the price may be more than what your budget allows. If done properly a "cut out", as it is called, is stronger than some showers and bathtubs that have been installed. The reason is that the bathtub or shower may not have proper support beneath it, or maybe none at all. Alot of times what we find is that some concrete in a bag, scrap 2x4s or pieces of drywall have been tossed under the bathtub or shower when it was installed. Pouring a new foundation during the "cut out" process makes certain that this is not a problem anymore.

When choosing a resurfacing company consider asking them these questions:

What do you use to make the repair? Is it fiberglass or a plastic filler? (Fiberglass is stronger, and unlike plastic filler is waterproof)

Will you be using fiberglass cloth to strengthen the repair?

Do you use expandable foam for support or do you pour a new foundation? (Expandable foam eventually undermines the repair because it is not a solid substratum. It will definitely crack again)

Do they refer to it as a "cosmetic repair" or a "cut out"? (A "cut out" is a fiberglass repair where the entire floor is cut out, a new foundation is poured, and a new floor is placed down while the foundation is still wet. A major fiberglass repair is then done over the top of it. A "cosmetic repair" is just that, cosmetic. It only looks good but eventually will crack again)

For more information on any resurfacing question, visit our website: www.ABETTERSURFACE.com

Larry Hunt, Area Manager
A BETTER SURFACE



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