Crack in floor of one-piece shower stall

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Old 05-07-08, 09:28 AM
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Crack in floor of one-piece shower stall

We have a crack in the floor of our fiberglass (or plastic? or acrylic?) shower stall. What would be the best way to deal with this?
Is it possible to mend or seal over the crack?
Are there some mending products that remain flexible? or? or? or?..... thanks much for any advice you can give!
 
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Old 05-07-08, 03:58 PM
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Welcome to the forums! First, let's start by curing the problem, then the symptom. The crack was probably caused by an improper installation. Proper installation calls for the base of the shower to be embedded in thinset or an equivalent, thereby giving a solid base. Do you have or can you gain access to the shower base either via an adjacent wall or opening? Even if it means cutting a little sheetrock, it would benefit you to shoot some minimally expanding foam under the shower and allowing it to harden. This will help with the flexing. Now, to the symptom, the crack. It can be repaired using standard fiberglas repair methods, but matching the finish may not be as easy. IMO, I would repair the underneath, get it ready, then hire a tub finishing pro to do the inside. Somehow, they make it look so easy.
 
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