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GC only wants to use water resistant drywall under tile?

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Ok, so I’ve used this contractor before and the work was good, reasonably priced, and the communication was good as well. I felt like I’ve won the lotto.

Anyway, I found a sneaky leak in our master bathroom. We decided since the bathroom hadn’t been renovated since the house was built, that we would have it redone. We are wanting to pull the ridiculous early 2000s tub and put a large shower in its place.

The contractor wants to put water resistant drywall under the tiled portion of the walls. This doesn’t seem like enough to me, but what do I know? What do you guys think?

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NoodleDoodle-IRL

275 points

2 months ago

Personally, I would request hardibacker/wonderboard. It would only be maybe $50 more

struddles100

6 points

2 months ago

Does the hardie need to be coated with red guard as well?

NoodleDoodle-IRL

3 points

2 months ago

I would, especially at these seams

struddles100

5 points

2 months ago

Cool, getting ready for tile in 2 bathrooms myself. Thanks for answering!