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Old 03-20-2016, 03:03 PM   #1
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Professional advice and thoughts on contractor job

Needing some thoughts on a floor and shower our contractor in doing. Let's just say he's been a pain in the a$$ and now won't return our calls when we told him we needed him to come out to the house.

Is this work acceptable?

Sorry, I can't get multiple pics to upload at once so had to add them in the replies below



First pic is sideways but it's the shower tile
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Pic is upside down for some reason, but this is an upper corner of the shower where it meets the ceiling
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Floor tile in front of tub
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Corner of shower that isn't cut straight and an example of different size grout lines found throughout the shower. Mosaic band also doesnt line up
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Welcome, Matt.

Back up a bit and show us what you're looking at.
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Old 03-20-2016, 03:15 PM   #6
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A floor tile in a different room. Just one example of how uneven they are
12x24" rectified tile. I checked the tiles and they aren't warped or anything. Flat as can be when I put a level on them
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Sorry. Here's an overall picture before grout

Another issue is we told our GC we wanted the mosaic bands and the diamond inserts to be flush with the wall tile.... And it's not, the mosaic and inserts are sticking out since they are thicker
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Got any 'during' pictures? We want to see layer by layer what is behind the tiles.
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Old 03-20-2016, 05:13 PM   #9
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I didn't get a pic of the before.

This is in the basement

It went:
-Foundation wall that was sealed
-FiberglassInsulation (that's another question- is insulation supposed to be there?)
-2x4 framing
-purple Sheetrock? on the top 1/4 of shower
-then I didn't see them install cement backer board because they did that the day of tiling. But I can see it from the side (see pic below)

Is that much of a gap supposed to be where the mortar is behind the tile?
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Wow! I hate to say it, but what an abortion. Hope you didn't pay him. Not acceptable by any means.
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Matt,

From the bottom picture alone, they owe you a whole new installation down to the studs. The purple board is not meant as a waterproofing surface for tile installations in showers / tub surrounds / wet areas. The manufacturer lists this on their website.

1- Get your money back
2- Get a new contractor who knows the accepted & modern waterproofing practices.
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Thank you for the reply

So that bottom part in the pic is cement board, the top 16" of the shower is the purple board. You can see the point of separation of the 2 different types of material in the pic

That's still not good?
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I don't see any cement board. Got another picture?
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It should be consistent from bottom to top. Did he waterproof anything ?? like a hr said, complete redo
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Looks like mastic too, if you look at the last picture

Was the tile adhesive premixed in a bucket or dry powder in a bag?
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