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Unread 09-22-2020, 02:01 PM   #1
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Raising sunken shower on slab to match rest of bathroom

Hello everyone,

Embarking on my first shower reno, and have been doing as much research as possible. We are planning to extend the shower out from the original recessed space, which leave a 4” gap to fill before starting from scratch with pre-slope, pan liner, mudbed, etc.

Originally I was just going to use quikrete to fill the 4”, but from reading a few other posts it seems like deck mud might be better/cheaper. Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Will post pics below
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All the studs and bottom plates are damaged/rotted so they’ll be coming out and replaced first.


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I am also planning to move that drain to the center of the floor with PVC so I’ll fill in around the pipe


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Welcome, Trey.

If you'll add a geographic location to your User Profile we'll know in what part of Florida you're working.

You can just fill this void with the concrete mix to the surrounding surface. You're not trying to match a surrounding tile installation this time, you don't really care if the surface is particularly flat, and for such a small void I'd not worry about concrete shrinkage or any other aspect of the patch.

I would drill some dowels into the sides just because I can't do such a patch job without doing that even though it's not necessary here. I would also use some bonding mix, pure Portland slurry or a thinset mortar slurry, on the edges before placing the concrete.

You'll have no difficulty creating a sloped mud bed over the filled and surrounding area using deck mud.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Hi CX, thanks very much for the response.

Excellent advice on the profile, just added some details. I am in Fort Worth, TX actually. House built in 1975.

Thanks for the thoughts on the concrete to point me in the right direction! Will update this post as I make my way through this project.
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Fort Worth, Florida?! Never heard of that place. We're much accustomed to seeing rotted framing around sunken shower receptors in Florida because they actually do not require the shower receptor to be waterproofed when dropped in the SOG floor.

So, what sort of receptor did you have that left you in that condition?
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It was just an old mortar pan that i took out with an SDS. The curb was brick with mud over top and I took that out. Regular drywall behind the wall tile, no waterproofing on anything in the entire shower unfortunately, which means a lot of extra work for me! There was a soffit above that I removed as well. Here is a before picture:
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Was able to get a bit of work done this weekend. New bottom plate and 4 new studs in on one wall.


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