|New pocket door in the Jack-n-Jill bath.|
We got the tile and mortar, and we were ready to begin preparations to install the tile. Upon inspection of the walls, we realized that they were not stable. If we pressed on the joints where the cement board pieces met, they would bend and move easily. We could not lay tile on walls that are not stable and bend because our tile would crack and eventually fall off. Tile must be laid on a stable surface.
We took off the cement board and realized that there was no support structure underneath to which the cement board could be attached to. The workers only attached the cement board on the edges.
|The cement board was only attached on the side; this made the pieces unstable in the middle.|
|Added supports to nail down plywood.|
|Plywood added for stability and a place to which we can screw the cement board.|
|Vapor barrier was installed below the cement board.|
|Shower walls are ready for tile.|