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Ideally, you could use a pvc membrane and weld it all aover that place to make it fully watertight. Something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsJlBUmouw4 But it's likely that you do not have equipment or the PVC materials to do this. So I would go to Home Depot, and get a roll of GAF Deck Armor, and a tube of Quad Roof caulk. Start from the very ...


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One disadvantage of direct to stud stalls is the lip at the outer edge over which the drywall will be applied - this causes a hump in the drywall surface. I usually fir out the studs with drywall shims so that the drywall lays flat onto the fiberglass or acrylic lip. I would recommend using water resistant drywall for all the areas around the shower.


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I have had need to seal up a few places like that in basements where the conduits came in and had a potential leak risk. On occasion I would use a Sika product, 2c-sl is the name Sika give it. A 2 part, self leveling, pourable material that can be painted on. I even made a form and poured it into that to ensure it saturated the crevices, since it was well ...


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I use green board for this with redgard over in some cases (cheaper systems that don't overlap well). My take on it is if there is a water issue. I would rather the water be trapped in drywall and mold vs. drip down into stud bay and rot the wall or what is underneath it. Taking out plastic sheets to repair a wall and adding more drywall is easy. The ...


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You don't want to stop the water. You are going to make a bad situation worse. Yes you could use some leveling agents or caulking to stop the water flow. But then what happens? The water pools right at the wall, you get mold all over the place and then you and your neighbor have a big issue. I don't know who maintains the walls of the condo. In some ...


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If there really is a leak, it's easy to figure out. Make sure nothing in the house is actively using water (sink taps closed, no toilets running, etc.) and look at the water meter. If it's not absolutely, completely still, then you have a leak.


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I would say to wait and see if the water continues to come in after a few days. It is quite possible that the sprinkler water is seeping through above the slab. Are there bathrooms or other water usage utilities above where the leak is? Pipes usually rise vertically from the ground to the bathroom. You could also try to shut off the main water valve for as ...


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DensShield is a Class II vapor retarder (at least, after tiling), which should meet your code requirement (YMMV). I would recommend tearing out the plastic membrane vapor barrier, using only the DensShield. As things are, I think you're probably okay, though. The DensShield will still allow some (though limited) drying for any moisture that makes it in ...


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For a pure shower (not bathtub), I always put a membrane on over the backerboard. Redgard is my preferred choice right now so I would be fine with that choice. I really don't think there is anything that you need to do. If I am putting plastic behind my backer I should see it sticking out under the backer and over the base in the picture - it would be ...



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