Hi, As part of a new house build I've had some strip drains installed in the showers.
For some reason they have been installed with gaps in the walls.
Is there any reason for them to be installed like this?
To me it looks awful and unfinished.
Jun 28, 2017 3:15 pm
Re: Shower strip drain installation6
Jul 14, 2017 7:36 pm
That's not to good, has the strip drain been tiled over on each end?
Regards James Mason
The other end goes under the shower frame. The builder has refused to fix it, but I have a fair trading inspector coming to look at some other issues, so I'll show it to him.
Another tradie told me to look in the HIA General Housing Specification guide where it states:
All vertical and horizontal joints between walls and fixtures e.g. bench top, bath, etc. and wall/floor
junctions shall be filled with flexible mould resistant sealant.
Re: Shower strip drain installation7
Jul 21, 2017 4:18 pm
I my opinion that is going to be a real problem. I have troubles with the job my builder did on my linear drains and had to rip them out and start again. I ended up not terminating on the wall and had a small 100mm offset from the wall to allow a continuous join with the tiles. My reading of Australian Standard AS 3740 2010 Waterproofing of domestic wet areas is that the silicone needs to be at the join of the floor and wall tiles. You also need to see if the grate can be lifted as the drains can get smelly. Mine is not completely level and the water pools and if not cleaned every week gets green slime in it. I have some extracts from AS 3740 just need to work out how to embed a pic?? Make sure they have waterproofed under the drain, that was missing in mine and it leaked.