06:19AM | 03/12/04
Member Since: 03/11/04
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we are building a walk in shower, and would like it to be made of creek rock. how would you go about building a stone bottom and sealing it so it does not leak and you will not slip and break your neck in it. I know there are steps that you take befor you lay the morter and stone down, but what exactly are they. and how would you fix it around the drain? any info you can give us is welcomed. thank you so much


Thanks so much



11:32AM | 03/13/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
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Hi Charlotte,

This is definitely a job for a pro that knows how to build the proper watertight pan with the correct liner(s). I hear it's a bit of an art form.

I have a friend that had a new house built with a rock base shower; it has leaked from the start. And this was supposedly done by someone that knew what they were doing, too. There are stains on the ceiling of the room downstairs. At this point "exploratory surgery" through the freshly drywalled ceiling might be the best way of finding where the leak is.

I'm no expert on this subject--but I think his shower base is too thin. I think those professionally built concrete bases can be pretty thick--and heavy, too.

Good luck,

-k2 in CO


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