How To: Build a concrete shower base

Build a concrete shower base

Thinking about renovating your bathroom? It's a lot easier than you might think to remodel your bathroom. Find out how to build your own water-tight concrete base for a shower with this tutorial from the DIY network. Watch this how to video and you can build the concrete base to the shower in your bathroom in no time.

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Fairly good presentation except she did not address sloping the concrete a quarter bubble toward the drain.

I wish she had shown how to finish the outside dam.

You didn't pre-slope before the membrane. Any water that gets to the membrane level, and it will, is just going to sit there stagnate and promote conditions suitable for mold and mildew. You didn't seal between the membrane and drain flange. You didn't mention the minimum 1/4 inch slope per foot to the drain to ensure proper drainage. Along with many other things left out. Do it yourself'ers please look elsewhere and do not listen to this. It will cost more in the long run when you have to rip it all out and do it right for all the problems this will lead to.

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