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OK - terminology issue here. The "shower pan" is a collection liner than underlies the shower floor itself, and is designed (if built and plumbed right) to trap any leakage from the shower floor and route it to the same floor drain pipe. Example image here, copper in this case -
It sounds like your are saying the shower floor or base unit failed - likely a fiberglass or plastic shower, which commonly fail due to incomplete support under them. This can be repaired if fiberglass, but is not usually done unless just microcracking, as it is hard to find an expert - usually you have to have a car body fiberglass specialist or a surfboard repair expert do it, and the color will not match perfectly unless you get a new gelcoat over the entire base unit. Cost about $300-500, ASSUMING the material can be repaired - true fiberglass can, thermoplastic can sometimes be welded but anyone's guess how long it will last without cracking again, plastics like PVC can rarely be fixed so they will hold someone standing on them. Any sort of repair is likely to crack again, because you have done nothing to remove the cause of the cracking which is standing on a base that is not fully supported over its full extent. Some cheepo or desperate plumbers try injecting non-pressuring type expanding foam underneath to improve the support - this does a great job of supporting it but unfortunately supports mold, so starts stinking in short order as a rule.
The normal fix is to remove and replace it, because once it is out there is no sense in putting a damaged one back in for the small increment in cost. Removing it means taking the shower wall liners or the bottom row or two of tile out so you can get the new base unit into place (because they overlap it), then replacing them. So, the $3000 range indicated is indicative of this type of job, which typically runs from a very low of around $1500-2000 for an identical base unit, to more typically $3-5,000 depending on whether a shower enclosure or tile walls. Of course,when the new one is put in, it is CRITICAL that it be fully supported - this means rubbing plumbers rouge or similar marking substance on the bottom, test fitting it, and then lifting it out and checking that all the stiffener ribs and support pads made contact with the pan, and making adjusments as necessary until it has full contact, then standing in it and rocking back and forth to check for any points not making full contat and fixing them.
The $10,000 plus numbers you got must have been for entire shower replacement down to the joists and studs, and the $30,000 range number would be typical for a full bathroom remodel with new shower or shower/tub and doors and surround, wall finishes, vanity, sink, toilet, and flooring and door.
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An appointment for remodeling was set for 11-10-14. The contractor did not show up on the scheduled date. No call, no nothing. I tried to contact them but they would not return my calls/messages. I contacted
After four months and three "no show" appointments we reached the limit of our frustration/patience and cancelled our contract with Git 'R Done Contracting & Management. We have not received the return of our deposit money.
The technician who came out and did the job was very friendly. My job was scheduled as a two day job, so need to return for a second coat. That was actually a relief to me because I was horrified with the demonstrated low level of concern re: his own protective gear and the insufficient protection of my home from the dust & toxic smelling odors the process created. His company did not provide him with any shoe covers, uniform, labeled professional vehicle, hazmat suiting, advanced respirator
After the job I spend an exhausting week of dusting and washing to rid my home, furniture, carpets, floors, ceiling fans and fabrics from the white dust that seemed to have settled everywhere.
It's worth mentioning that the overpowering smell during and after was so strong that I basically moved out of my bedroom for one week, left the windows open and shut the door to the rest of the house. I was never warned of this possibility and luckily we had another bedroom and bath to use. This is contrary to the claims made by the
The procedure they used to protect my house from the dust was so minimal that, like I said above, my entire home had areas of white dust. Also, there is rough dust permanently stuck to my toilet seat and around the floor of the toilet, I guess it was not covered and there were very few measures taken to keep the dust contained except for some minimal taping & a very inadequate vacuum type exhaust fan they stuck at my window. This exhaust fan was later placed on my oriental carpet where it deposited brownish white dust from previous jobs. I took the rug to the Persian Rug Companu to have it professionally cleaned.
So, I can only conclude that either
(Also, annoyingly, the grouting job they did around the tub was sloppy, and somehow they put the tub drain plug in so that it will not stay in the open position anymore. I also had to replace my shower head myself since they left a piece of hose attached to the shower pipe.
I have since spoken to
He came out on January 23. He called 20 minutes before arriving. He spent a lot of time prepping the tub. A couple of hours later he was done. He gave me care instructions. I liked that he was responsive and on time. I had guests arriving on January 24 and would need to use the shower on the 25th.
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