We recently bought a vacation house with a finished basement including a full bath. When doing repair work we discovered that the tub is set on sand/dirt and not on the concrete slab. Ground or surface water collects here. Is this tub installed properly?
We don’t know why it was done this way. The rest of the bathroom floor is tiled. Floor is tiled up to bathtub area. We only discovered tub was set on sand when we opened up wall in adjacent room. Can this be fixed without tearing out the tub?
Thanks for your help. Our biggest worry is fixing it well enough to divert ground water in the spring. The room is on the front corner of the house on a downward slope. We may have to pull out the fixture to do it right and/or do some excavating work.