Walk-in-Tub Installation Project - Baton Rouge, LA

The Goal in Mind

A previous customer of ours had just purchased his family home in EBR and reached out to us for a few things. First, we took care of maintenance items needing attention listed in the inspection report. We were then arranged to install a walk-in tub for the customer’s elderly mother. ​​

The goal was an economical approach to not so much improve the look of the small bathroom or enlargen by remodeling at this time but to keep it in its original style to be consistent with the other bathroom in the home. So with that consideration in mind, we would for the most part be preserving the ceramic wall and floor tiles then re-installing the original toilet and door frame.

Electrical Upgrade

The particular American Standard walk-in tub being installed required three separate new GFCI outlets for three motors with different functions – an in-line water heater, drain pump to speed up draining the high capacity of water, and one for massage jets. All three outlets require their own breaker at the main panel.

It came to be that the additional electrical load from the tub would be excessive on the home’s current electrical system so we had to upgrade it.
The main panel was replaced by a qualified electrician and now the system will work efficiently and safely for the new tub.

Home Resolution LLC is a licensed and insured residential contractor that offers bathroom remodel services in Baton Rouge & New Orleans Metropolitan areas as well as in surrounding cities. Reach out to us about getting your walk-in-tub installation project done. We offer total start-to-finish, turn-key service as a general contractor. Once committed to your project, we will handle the whole process of reaching the goal you have for your home while maintaining solid communication. Learn more about our process for a remodeling project like this.

Demo, Moving the Tub in, And Re-finishing

The old tub was removed and set at the street for city garbage to haul away. The toilet was removed and set to the side for later re-installation. The walk-in tub needed to have parts installed before it was set in which the plumbers took care of.

The rough opening was prepared by removing tiles and cutting the framing attached to the studs. Some of the toilet copper water supply pipes were required to be removed to be able to fit the walk-in tub. Thankfully the black toilet vent pipe was able to stay in. The old tub/shower valve and drain lines were removed. The space was very tight but the tub was worked in.

With the walk-in tub in place, the water and drainage connections were made. An access panel was set up for any potential future maintenance of tub drain and water pipes. Wall tiles placed and grouted. The tub was caulked with a mildew-resistant product. Toilet and door frame re-installed. Drywall repairs and painting completed. The electrical and plumbing functions of the tub were tested and found to be working correctly.

Our Customers

Joseph Sergio
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Home Resolution LLC performed a remodel on my home in the Summer of 2022. This was my first experience doing a renovation of any size on my house, but Benjamin did a great job communicating to keep me informed of the process and what to expect. The crew was professional and reliable throughout the project. There was always work being performed and I didn’t feel like we were ever overlooked or forgotten. It was very helpful having a contractor coordinating the plumber, electrician, etc. so that I didn’t have to worry about juggling everyone. Benjamin is honest and easy to work with and I would recommend his work/project management to anyone that needs to renovate their house.
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Home Resolutions LLC specialized in providing professional and great results. Easy estimates and worked well with me as the homeowner and was very detailed about the entire rebuilding of my home due to severe damages from Hurricane Ida. I was given detailed updates on the progress of the work that was being done. Overall my experience with Home Resolutions LLC was FANTASTIC!!
Gary Love
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I have known Ben for several years and he has done quite a few projects for me at my home. He replaced the carpet in my bedrooms and closets with wood floors, pressure washed my house and driveway, and several small repairs and maintenance jobs. I can highly recommend Ben for any of your home improvement needs you may have. He is a talented craftsman and very trustworthy.
Joyce Evans
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We had severe floor damage from a leaking toilet. Floor damage was extensive, our home is off the ground. Wood floor had to be torn out and replaced, double floor. Benjamin completed repair and replaced both wood floors, installed new toilet and new flooring in bathroom. We would highly recommend Benjamin for any home maintenance. We will be using him again for some other home projects. As a matter of fact, we just recommended Home Resolutions to an individual that said needed some home repair.
Tommy Daniel
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We recently hired Benjamin to do various improvements on our home. We were so impressed with the prompt communication, quality of workmanship, and reasonable prices. He went above and beyond what we had come to expect from contractors. Highly recommended!
Lillie Smith
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I will definitely recommend anyone to try this company. I was well pleased with the quality work that he did in my home. He remodeled my bathroom with new lighting put i a new wall sink vanity crown molding and light fixtures plus a new door. He did all this in one day. The price for his work was great and the work was fantastic. Thank you Mr. Ben I will be contacting you soon for the next project.
Robin Rutherford
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Best home repair experience I’ve had. Quality work from a reliable worker. For years I had some AC ductwork running across my ceiling to my back room. I hired Ben to box it in with Sheetrock and the results were amazing. Also, had him install underpinning under the house and couldn’t be more pleased with the results!
Tammy Oropesa
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Celesta Deter
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I highly recommend Ben at Riley Home Solutions. He has done several jobs on my home, including: removing an old storm door and custom fitting and hanging a new wooden door; installing ceiling light fixtures; repairing a wood floor; and installing door knobs that had to be custom fitted in my old french door. He responds quickly, is a great problem solver, did an excellent job and charges very reasonable prices.
Laurie Brian
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As a general contractor, Home Resolution LLC accomplishes many home improvement projects. Consider our professional services to get the job done!