Linear Drain Installation Guide
Hi, I’m Matt Kriser! One of the cofounders of the Trugard Vapor Shield Shower Waterproofing System.
So I just noticed some cracks here on this fiberglass, they aren’t going all the way through but the finish is already starting to break down. [you guys], the reason that there is a fiberglass tub in this home, is this is a builder that’s been in the business for a quite a few years, and builders that know what they’re doing and they’ve been in the business for a while, they will not put a rubber shower pan in their homes. The traditional, the Tile Guys are still putting in a rubber shower pan, with a cement backerboard, not waterproofing behind the cement backerboard or in front of the cement backerboard, they might put a little piece of plastic but it really doesn’t protect. Now, the rubber shower pans, you guys, a national home builder, will not even allow a rubber shower pan in their homes because they know they will leak in 1015 years, generally speaking. They’ve done to this fiberglass or fiberglass bottom, and these homeowners, they want a nice, deluxe, custom shower. So we’re doing a makeover, and they want it to be a tile, beautiful tile travertine, travertine look. So if a tile guy is trying to put the old system in, make sure you find a different tile guy or teach him how to go to this new system. A lot of the tile guy are going to the polyethylene membrane because it creates a liner inside the tile. You’ll see some of the paint on, the roll on, paint on, liquid membranes, do not use those either, because over in Australia, the whole country went to those about 19 years ago and in about year 7, they start having a lot of failures. So the rollons, they don’t have a great reputation. The bonded polyethylene membrane has a track record of over 35 years and it started about 35 years over the Europe, and it’s been going about 20 years here in the US. And the main thing about it is that polyethylene, they’ve estimated that it does not go out or deteriorate when it’s out on the sunshine for somewhere between 500 and a thousand years. It also have some give, so if there’s any settling, it gives and it still keeps it protected. So that’s why a lot of the tile guys that are educated and understands what’s going on they’re going to this polyethylene membrane shower liner system. So make sure you insist on your tile guys going with the polyethylene, bonded polyethylene vapor shield system if that’s what you want.