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Unread 09-02-2017, 09:14 PM   #1
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How much to tear out after flooded 2 feet high.

Had two feet of water from Tropical Storm Harvey in my house. How much of the almost new Schluter tub to shower work has to be ripped out.

Shower construction is Schluter shower pan on concrete foundation. Walls are sheet rock, ditra membrane, tile. There is Schluter bench and niche installed. The sheet rock on the backside of the two end walls has been removed.

The big concern is the outside wall. How high up does the demo go? Is it easier to demo all and start fresh or can we demo up three feet only and keep floor?
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Unread 09-02-2017, 09:46 PM   #2
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I'm sorry to hear that, Carol. I would want it all removed and start over.

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The chances of getting an acceptable match in tile dye lots and grout are pretty slim. I would say keep the shower pan if you can tie in the waterproofing somehow and re-do the rest if budget allows.
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The norm is 4 feet for the entire house, + the doors + the trim around the doors + the base cabinets + the entire shower ...

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Unread 09-03-2017, 11:44 AM   #5
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You need to tear out the whole thing. One might possibly be fine with leaving it if there was no sheet rock behind it. But the insides of the walls need to dry out.
Sorry to hear about the damage.

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