Q. Can I put my wonder board up without a moisture barrier?
The biggest and most common mistake is not having a moisture
barrier. Without a moisture barrier you can get into big problems ,
the reason why is as time goes by moisture builds up in between the
walls and can cause molding problems.
Q. Do I need blocking between the studs?
You should always put blocking in between the studs to give the
shower walls strength and to protect the hot mop from damage and
for the shower pan to have support.
Q. Do I need a damn?
Depending on the type of shower floor. Whether it is a handy cap
shower or a regular shower with a dam, by state code their should
always be a minimum of two inches from the top of the strainer to
the top of the dam. A handicap does not require a dam if the sub floor
of the shower pan is taken down and the strainer is two inches
below the main floor of the bathroom floor.
Q. Can I just build a dam out of concrete?
You can, but its best to build it from wood. This is best way because
its faster , easier, and you will have to put nails or staples on the
outside of the dam to hold the diamond wire-latch.
Q. Can I put nails below the dam?
By state code you can only put nails two inches above the dam.
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