Shower Stall leaking

Old 09-24-02, 07:37 AM
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Unhappy Shower Stall leaking

I have a shower stall in my basement that leaks between the base and the bottom of the panels. I tried caulking around the base to no avail. The caulk sticks but if the panels are shifted even a little bit, the caulk shifts also. Is there a solution to stop the leaks?

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Old 09-24-02, 08:00 AM
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I would try to get from home depot one of the replacement bases for the shower stall if possible. If it is a standard size and the floor of the shower is structurally sound, this may be the way to go. Plop it in on top of the existing shower floor, and reconnect the drain. I would shim in between the new base and the existing walls as much as possible to ensure the wall will have tension against it to stop it from moving.

Another option is to install a strip of vinyl edging around the base of the existing shower stall. To be more specific, it is a vinyl strip that you can cut to size, and is bendable. It adheres to both the shower floor and the wall, with about a half inch to an inch of coverage. You can adhere it with adhesive caulking or a waterproof adhesive of your choice. Allow it to set well, and then use silicon caulking to seal the edges of the vinyl strip on both the floor and the wall. (These are often seen in bathrooms to finish where the tub apron meets the tile floor)

Just my $.02 on the subject. Hope you find some of it helpful!


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