What is a pro slope?

What is a pro slope?

PRO-SLOPE is a preformed composite made from durable expanded polystyrene (EPS) that creates a code required 1/4″ per foot slope under the waterproofing membrane in a shower.

What is Chloraloy?

Chloraloy® A shower pan liner waterproofing membrane used under full mortar bed installations of ceramic or terrazo tile, or dimension stone. Made from chlorinated polyethelene (CPE).

How much slope should a shower pan have?

Shower Floor Slope To efficiently drain, the recommended minimum slope for a shower floor is about 4 percent, or a 1/2 inch drop per every 12 inches from the shower walls to the drain. In traditional tile shower construction, this slope is established in the mortar pre-pan.

How do you mix pre slope?

If you are going to start with a preslope, here is the how-to.

  1. Start with a solid, clean and properly supported shower floor.
  2. Gather your supplies.
  3. Mix 1 part Mortar to about 3 parts Sand Mix.
  4. Shovel a few scoops of the mixture into the shower area and get to work.
  5. Check your slope as you go.

Should shower curb be sloped?

The curb or lip around the bottom of the shower should to be slanted inward at a 5-degree (approx. 3/16″ to 1/4″) “pitch” or slope so water flows in toward the drain. (A level curb would cause the water to stand, while a curb angled away from the drain would cause water to leak onto the bathroom floor.)

How thick should my pre slope be?

It is said that a pre slope shower pan thickness is no less then 1/2. For proper drainage, use ¼ inch in height for every 12 inches of run travel from the shower drain center. Also keep in mind that the mortar thickness in the pre-slope should be ½” to 1” thick.

Is a shower pre slope necessary?

One of the most important preparation steps is to pre-slope a shower. Forgoing this step could mean the difference between having water damage and mildew in your shower. A pre-slope is necessary because once water has reached there, it needs to be directed to the drain area.