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How to control water from coming out of a curbless / walk-in shower stall?

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Most of our clients that convert their conventional shower stall to a curbless or walk-in shower 
 
always ask “ how to control water from running thru the whole bathroom if the shower stall has no 
 
curb or water dams.
 
 
Besides having a good shower floor drainage slope these additional methods can control the 
 
water from coming out of a curbless / walk-in shower.
 
A. Shower Curtains- Shower curtains are very economical and do not interfere with any 
 
movement or maneuvering by a person using a mobility device. To effectively achieve 
 
water seal, the curtain must be sized to fit the shower floor just inside the entry. Curtains 
 
with small weights sewn into the lower seam help maintain adequate seal and insure that 
 
the curtain is nor flapping out. One alternative to shower curtains are “trackless folding” 
 
shower doors that doesn’t have any frames to be stepped or rolled over.
 
B. Secondary Drains – It is recommended that an additional drain be installed outside the 
 
shower to catch any water overflow, especially if the shower is narrow.
 
C. Flexible and Removable Dam- Flexible dams that folds or deflects when rolled over and 
 
removable or portable dams, which can be left in place until a flush transition is needed is 
 
one more option to prevent water from coming out the stall. Flexible dams and removable 
 
dams can be helpful in retrofit situation where floor space for the shower is limited, but
 
they should always be considered as a backup solution for more efficient water control 
 
methods.
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