The shower pan is what constitutes the floor of a shower and directs all the water into the drain, if installed properly.
A shower pan consists of the liner itself, as well as the drain assembly and mortar bed that is sloped to the drain. This ensures that all of the water is shed directly into the drainpipe, preventing leaks around the hole in the pan itself. Tile is usually installed over a shower pan of this type.
Some shower pans are constructed from synthetic materials such as fiberglass, acrylic, or other strong, durable, waterproof materials.
Shower Pan Repair
The process of installing a shower pan, or replacing one, usually runs about six to eight hours. When a replacement is being done, there is some demolition work required, as well as plumbing, wall board & tile installation skills.
Repairing a shower pan is a project that should only be done by professionals.