The AR shower pan is a waterproof barrier made of either lead or vinyl that is formed into the shape of a pan. It’s placed under the tile floor of a shower.
Purpose Of The Shower Pan:
The purpose of the pan is to catch any water that may seep through the tile and grout and direct it to the drain. But as a shower pan ages, it can sometimes decorate, develop cracks or holes, resulting in a leak. That was the scenario for our homeowners in Hawthorne, Calif.
Replacing the shower pan is a big job. In a tile shower, the entire floor and part of the wall has to be torn out and replaced. If your shower develops a leak at the base, there’s a good chance the shower pan needs to be replaced.
Shower pan problems:
- Water leaking into the room or space below a shower is often the result of a faulty shower pan. Gapping where the wall and floor meet is an indication that water may be leaking through the pan, rotting the bathroom floor.
- Mold or missing grout near the base of the shower can also mean the pan is failing.
- If you suspect you need to can your shower pan, consult a professional and prepare for sticker shock. Depending on the labor involved, replacing the pan can cost more than a above Rs.7k.