Hot mopping is a process through which asphalt and tar paper are used to create a full certain waterproof impermeable layer. This is the best process when you are going to waterproof a shower, a flat roof of even a planter. A hot mop job can be done by a homeowner, however it is best to hire a professional since you will need to use boiling hot tar, which if you are not familiar with can cause some serious injury if an accident occurs.
There are some basic steps to follow when you are installing a shower pan to hot mop. A properly hot mop shower drain should be a prepared shower. Before your shower can be hot mopped, you will need the following:
- A Solid backing (known as “blocking”) in between wall studs should rise between 10”-12″ high and nailed flush. Wall backing is generally built with 2″x10″ or 2″x12″ wood boards cut to fit. (Do NOT use green board, drywall or hardback). Any holes in the wall that are not covered by blocking should be covered with sheet metal.
- If you have an entry curb/dam, it needs to be higher than your shower drain (generally 2” – 4 ½” high).
- If there is a bench, pony wall, or tub ledge, they must be covered with wood, sheeting, etc. on the top, front, and sides. Plywood works great! Backing must extend 4” – 6” above and around the bench, pony wall, or tub ledge.
A hot mop shower pan is not an installation that the average person can perform themselves. The hot mop service requires a heat source to bring tar to a liquefied state. This tar is then used to mop the surface over at least 3-4 individual layers. The heating of the hot tar is dangerous, the process of layering the felt paper is dirty, but the effectiveness of the hot mop as a water barrier is superb.
We provide a hot mop service throughout southern California with office locations in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Bernardino County.
Orange County is a region in Southern California. It’s known for Anaheim’s Disneyland Resort, a huge complex of rides, restaurants and shops. Nearby, in Buena Park, is Knott’s Berry Farm, a large theme park. Orange County, California Population 2019.
Hot Mop application is necessary for all Showers, Roman Tubs, Decks that are Constructed of Tile, Marble, Stone, that have been installed into all Orange County homes, etc. After a Shower is built, the cement and grouts shrink leaving very small cracks around the edges of the floor and dam area. Water penetrates these small cracks, and without hot mop pan liner water will seep into the wood floors and studs, causing wood rot. It will get under vinyl floors and under walls into the next room destroying carpet, wood, and drywall.
A good shower pan is everything. It’s the heart of the shower, without it you have nothing. Every new development in the OC will need to have their shower waterproofed.
Orange County, California’s estimated population is 3,179,950 with a growth rate of 0.29% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Median household income in Orange County, CA is $86,217. Males in Orange County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,658. The OC is the 3rd largest county in California Cities with surf beaches include Huntington Beach. Newport Beach‘s boat-filled harbor sits opposite Balboa Peninsula. Laguna Beach has tide pools and oceanfront Crystal Cove State Park.
Shower pans Los Angeles are vital to the new construction that has revitalized the Downtown area. Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. The population in 2016 is estimated to be just over 4 million. The planters and the flat roofs that exist in the theme parks and homes also need to be waterproofed.
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles but commonly known as L.A., is California’s most populous city and the second-most populous city in the country. Its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures tour. On Hollywood Boulevard, Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints, the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes.