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Old 06-10-2007, 11:26 AM   #1
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My wife spotted some cracks along the tiled interior of our shower stall. We bought the condominium in May.


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She's worried that the cracks may lead to leaks down the road. We have a two-floor condo, and we don't want the upstairs bathroom to leak down to the downstairs unit.

So, do we need to caulk the cracks?

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Old 06-10-2007, 12:11 PM   #2
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I would clean out the old caulk and recaulk with a mildew resistant caulk. Keep an eye on it for awhile and see if water puddles there after the shower is used.

Did you get a home inspection? Some of those gaps look a little big and should have been picked up by the home inspector.
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Old 06-10-2007, 03:13 PM   #3
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Thanks.

We did have a home inspection, and the inspector did not mention that in the report.

He came highly recommended by many online customers, and he did a pretty thorough job (we were with him during the entire inspection).

Is caulking enough?
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Old 06-10-2007, 03:23 PM   #4
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The cracks dont look big enough for backing. I would clean out the old caulk, maybe spray it with a water/bleach mix, let it dry well, then recaulk.
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What's the best way to clean out the old caulk?

Is white caulk better than translucent caulk?
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Putty knife or a screwdriver should work o.k. to get the old caulk out.

I would go with a white versus a clear caulk. Main thing is use a caulk for baths that is mildew resistant.
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Thanks a bunch!
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