INSTALLATION & more
Shower pans are made from vinyl, rubber or other type of material. Older homes in Utah have a tar paper (hot mop) type material that brakes down as water enters cracked grout joints where the wall meets the floor, causing the the concrete below the tile to become saturated with water. The wet concrete becomes over saturated forcing water to leak out.
The purpose of the crushed stone is to allow any water that enters to flow toward the drains weep holes. Floor tile is then installed over the concrete. This all done BEFORE the walls are installed. The walls should always be installed over the floor. This way a flexible sealant can be used where the tile wall overlaps the floor, creating a proper expansion joint. Flexible sealant should be applied instead of grout where ever walls join at a right angle. This paragraph is my opinion and is not what is stated in Tile Council Of America handbook on how to properly lay tile.
method of installing a shower pan
Shower walls are built first. Next, the shower pan is laid directly over the wood substrate or (concrete if in a basement). Instead of 2 layers of sloped concrete sandwiching the shower pan, one layer of concrete is poured directly over pan. The surface of the concrete is then sloped towards the drain clogging the drains weep holes. The actual pan material is laid flat without an incline.
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