Semi Frameless Shower Leaks: Curb is out of level and outsloping
I really need help. I just had a tiled shower installed. Now that the semi-frameless door is on, I've discovered that it leaks like a sieve onto the bathroom floor. The 60" tiled curb is out of level by 3/4" and very slightly outsloping causing water to run in the grout lines like a canal.
My glass company suggested installing a metal threshold from CR Laurence, here's the link:
I'm worried that water will wear away the silicone on this piece causing it to leak over time.
The tile installer offered to redo the curb - leveling it and sloping it into the shower. He wants to use the remaining tile.
The glass company said they can't alter the shower door because it is tempered safety glass and that another new door would need to be purchased if this was done.
Would someone please give me some advice? My questions are:
1. Should I accept the metal thresold? Will it hold up over time?
2. Should I have the tile installer redo the curb? If it's level and slopes inward to the shower will it be ok to use tile (grout lines) or should I use a solid surface instead?
3. Is the glass company telling the truth? Can the door be adjusted or would a new door need to be purchased?
I'm desperate and would really appreciate your advice. I've asked the only other companies in my town and they don't want to be involved because they work with the tile installer. (They do say that if the curb was reconstructed to be level and inward sloping that should fix the problem but they don't answer the questions above) I know the tile installer didn't do a bad job deliberately - he used a preformed, waterprood curb that comes level. He said he's used it in hundreds of showers successfully. My house is old and crooked. I know that contributed to the problem but it's like the perfect storm. I feel so uninformed and helpless. I don't want to make the wrong choice and regret the $8000 I've spent on this very pretty -leaking shower.
I would appreciate any help or guidance you can offer.
Jean a.k.a. a desperate kindergarten teacher, who didn't really want to learn about leaking showers.