How to Strengthen Shower Walls

Tub and shower after remodel Danny and Joe welcome callers’ questions each week on the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show. Here’s a question from our Jan. 25 broadcast: Bob needs advice picking the best material for sturdy walls that would go behind plastic shower panels. A great option would be to go with the cement backer board. Glue it to the studs with construction adhesive, use screws, and finish the seams with thin-set adhesive and add some fiberglass tape (and smooth any creases that might show through the plastic panels).  Also, Bob should consider putting in additional blocking for future grab bars. Listen to the embedded audio clip above for the full answer! Read the blog from the Jan. 25 show and listen to the full broadcast here.


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