Basement bathtub

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      Christie

      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?

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      Retired plbg1
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      No it should be set on coc. floor are a floor of some kind, is there a floor where the rest of fix. are. Why was it set on dirt for., its un sanitary like that.

    • #294248
      sjcobb
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      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?

    • #294249
      Retired plbg1
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      If it is tiled up to tub well I guese you could you could get some coc. from where you tore out wall , make it soupy an push it in as far as you can.

    • #294250
      sjcobb
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      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.

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