Contractor put in a shower base, I think it's wrong, opinions?
I had a "tile guy" build a shower pan for my 2nd floor bathroom. He showed me many pictures of past projects, and said his method was bulltproof when he's done it in the past. After he finished, I doubt he'd done any before on his own.
Several items after talking to other tiling professionals:
1. None have ever heard of pouring cement for a shower base. Is this an "old school" way of building a shower pan?
2. There is very little to no slope. There is a flat spot, and all of the sloped areas have the bubble just touching the line. What is the correct slope, 1/4" slope to every foot?
3. The drain's weep holes are plugged with the POURED concrete.
4. He used a rubber membrane underneath the poured concrete, and folded it up the sides and up to the drain. It is sticking up higher than the poured concrete in 1 area next to the drain and I can actually push the membrane down and expose underneath the concrete in that area (see the youtube video) http://youtu.be/77a2ubvfnUI
5. The drain is not level, probably due to having poured and not checking the level of the drain (see video).
6. The membrane does not come out over the curb.
Video I took here: http://youtu.be/77a2ubvfnUI
What to do from this point moving forward? Should I rip out all of this mess and start over? Or should I attempt to use what is there, but utilize hard pack to add correct slope, kerdi membrane everything, and then tile, using the poured concrete as my base only?
He said the next step is to redgard everything and then install tile over the redgard.
Here is a link that might be useful: My Youtube Video of drain area