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    helfrir1 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Dec 20, 2006, 08:23 AM
    Concrete Shower Floor Repair (CRACKED, LEAKING & PAINTED)
    I am updating my rough basement bathroom. I have two very young children, a boy and a girl and funds are very limited especially around this time of year. (My daughter is only nine-months and I am already thinking about the bathroom issues between her and my son). The shower has a painted concrete floor with a few cracks and is leaking. :mad:

    What would be the best method to repair the cracks and prevent the floor from cracking in the future?:confused: I also noticed when washing the dog in the shower that water leaks through the concrete wall and into the finished garage. I applied a water proofing paint and cocked the base of the concrete block wall, but it did not seem to help.

    I spoke with a sales rep at a large retail store and he advised me to purchase a premix concrete with a sand texture (to prevent slipping) and apply a heavy skim coat. He said that this should help with the leaking, repair the cracks and recommended that I use a binding agent to prevent it from pulling up. Since the floor is painted, what type of binding agent should be used? (I have reviewed a few other postings from others that had/have used an epoxy paint, but it peeled up after a short period of time)

    Also, I noticed that there is a special type of concrete mix used for leaking walls. Should I use this around the base of the shower and then apply the topcoat of the other concrete mix?

    Any help and suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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    CliffARobinson Posts: 1,416, Reputation: 101
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    Mar 11, 2012, 06:00 PM
    Having to deal with similar issues myself in my mother's home, I suggest injecting the cracks with something like this product, ElastiPoxy.

    For the floor, I suggest using something like this product called "CrackWeld". They worked well for us in similar situations.

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