Aaaaand we have a problem. Help please?

hobokenkitchenMay 9, 2013

I know I read a thread on this before but I now can't find it.

I guess we are destined to not catch a break with this renovation.
We have a wet patch. I think we had them in a couple of other places at different times, but I never did any testing so I can't be sure that it was coming from below.

Now it has settled into a specific spot and it's been there at least a week without ever drying out. Last night I put a dog pee pad over the stains and this morning there was no water on top of the pad, but the wet patch is still there are there was a small amount of beaded water on the plastic bottom of the pee pad so I would say it's definitely coming from below.

I know he presloped the wet bed because I had read about a similar problem on here and I checked.

This all needs to come out right?

This post was edited by hobokenkitchen on Thu, May 9, 13 at 7:24

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geoffrey_b

I would guess that the preslope in the shower pan has a 'bird bath' or is sloped the wrong way, and the moisture cannot get to the drain.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 12:05PM
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hobokenkitchen

It was definitely sloped the right way and no dips. He used a pre sloped kit to make the floor.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 12:08PM
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writersblock

>He used a pre sloped kit to make the floor.

Not saying that's your problem, but it is certainly possible to have plenty of dips when using a kit. A neighbor had a shower installed that way and the idiot who did the installation managed to make the drain the highest point in the floor, even with the kit.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 12:09PM
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hobokenkitchen

I can't be sure but I was looking for stuff like this before the tile went down and I certainly thought everything looked good and even and sloped. Not that I'm an expert, but we were concerned about this.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 12:19PM
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StoneTech

Only way to have known for sure was to check with a level when the preslope was put in.....

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 5:57PM
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sofla

do you see any cracks in the grout where the shower floor tile meets with the wall tile? Try placing a paper towel at that grout seam and see if the towel goes in , if there is a crack, and if it absorbs water.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 7:43PM
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