It is time for the remodel work to begin. Friday night Ash and Damion went to work on the demolition in the bathroom. They knocked down the tile and sheet rock from the edge of the tub to the ceiling. The process took them till about midnight. There was mold behind the wall, as we suspected so I was not able to be in the house during the work or to sleep.
Thank goodness we are friends with our neighbors! They let me sleep there and they are sharing the shower with us while we do not have one.
The following morning my parents arrived and the men went straight to work. There was a Home Depot run to make for supplies then my Dad had questions for us. Boy was there more involved in this project then we comprehended.
Dad and Ash removed the tub from the bathroom. We found that part of the shower draining issue was because the drain was not actually attached to the plumbing below so the ground was just absorbing the water. Thankfully Dad was able to get the new drain to attach correctly to the plumbing so that will not happen in the future. Ash took a load to the dumps while my Dad slopped the new shower floor to the new drain.
By the end of the day they had the shower sloped twice as needed, bleach applied to calls and the window cleaned then reset. We all went to dinner and then my parents drove home.
Exhausted as Ash was, there was still work to do and decisions to make. He sat with me to talk about all the choices we had and then we went to Home Depot to buy the remaining items. Now Ash had a week of work ahead of him and I was working overtime to stay our of his way and help cover the cost of the project. During that week he redid the plumbing.
Water proofed with Fire and Ice
Cement boarded the walls and added second layer of water proofing
And tiled the shower floor
After a couple weeks of recovery time Ash tiled the shower threshold and started tiling the walls
While this is being finished I am going shopping for a new shower curtain for the bathroom. I love the shower curtain we had but it will not be have the height we need now.
Stay tuned for more progress.