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Unread 05-31-2010, 12:44 PM   #1
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Shower Curb Front

We have a perfectly good (but blue) shower built in 1949. No cracking tiles or grout coming off. The problem is the outside curb. It looks like it has had several bad patch jobs. Water has leaked out from under the shower door and ran down the wall. Rust from the metal lath has come through. I am hoping no major rot, the floor in front seems sound. How do I repair this? Dig it all out and apply mortar? What about the rust - will it come back through if not sealed? How would I seal it?
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Unread 05-31-2010, 12:52 PM   #2
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Dig it all out and apply mortar? What about the rust - will it come back through if not sealed? How would I seal it?
non of the above will really work.
your putting a band-aid on a broken bone.

more like ripping the curb apart and starting over.

you can keep repairing it like a car rust spot but inevitably you need to rip it out.
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If you can see that rot and damage, there is more underneath. I suspect the shower is solid ceement with little or no waterproofing. After 51 years of faithful service, its time for a new shower.
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Unread 05-31-2010, 01:16 PM   #4
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you guys are killing me!!!
The shower itself is in perfect shape. I scraped/dug off part of the patch job to see what was going on.....it wasn't all crumbled apart like the picture shows before I did that.
I know it needs torn back enough to look for rot in the wood - if there is little to none I'll probably try to put a band aid on it.
the thought of a total remodel is painful
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Unread 05-31-2010, 01:48 PM   #5
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Good news Angie, you can tear that bad part out,put a little mesh in there if needed and remud it with a little masons mix,then cover the grout joints all above it with silicone,and any holes.This oughta buy you a year or two,unfortunately the guys are right.
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