Does this shower pan mortar look right to you (URGENT)?
We are having our bathroom remodeled and are due to start the tile this week.
A friend who has done several bathroom remodels himself came over and was horrified to see the type of mortar used in the shower pan. It is very "pebbly" and has a ton of loose pebbles in there as well. It doesn't look anything like the photos I see when I google "shower pan mortar"; they are all smooth and show no evidence of "gravel".
He said that something will eventually pierce the gray liner and that there is no way I should allow this.
I have called the contractor and he's coming over in two hours.
For what it's worth the shower pan did pass the inspection with the city, but presumably that just ensures that it has the proper slope and holds water.
Any thoughts on this?
Thanks so much!