Thoughts on reinforcing a shower stall

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Old 05-28-16, 03:16 PM
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Thoughts on reinforcing a shower stall

I am not a small person, and I have seen fiberglass showers and tubs crack with regular use and end up leaking.

I am looking at buying a place that has a shower stall in it, and I am concerned about it developing a crack. The porcelain on metal shower pans I have seen are rather expensive, and I had a thought to reinforce/build up the fiberglass.

First, start with setting some decorative small stones in epoxy, then putting 2-3 layers of clear marine fiberglass over the top. Similar to what is used on wood kayaks.

Any thoughts on this?
 
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Old 05-28-16, 03:27 PM
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Any reinforcement would have to come from support below, not build up from above. Many are set in a bed of cement when installed unless they are designed for self support at the factory.
 
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