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Old 05-19-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Shower Tile Issue


I am having an issue in my bathroom where gaps appeared on the corners of the wall in the bath, I was told it was caused by shifting foundation since the house is 1 year old. I got a tube of sanded caulk from home depot and used it to fill in the gaps; however, now that it dried the color of the caulk look much darker than on the tube, and the rest of the wall. Is it possible for me to place a white silicone caulk over it? Image of the area is below.

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that corner should have been caulked when the shower was built.

Knife out the bad color caulk--use a razor blade--then recaulk with a better color--
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that corner should have been caulked when the shower was built.

Knife out the bad color caulk--use a razor blade--then recaulk with a better color--
A new layer of silicone will never stick to what is there. You have to carve it out.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:07 PM   #4
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More than a shower tile issue


You have a helluva problem if your tile has shifted vertically by 1/2 inch or more. Mismatched caulk is the least of your worries. Is that corner on an exterior wall, or an interior? If your foundation has "shifted" as you note, you should be seeing other cracks elsewhere in the house -- do you? If you are lucky, the answer is no, and the problem is with your shower install.
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There should be cracks or even gaps at the ceiling if the walls more that much.
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We had similar issue with new tile, what a nightmare it was. We gave up and had Bath Solutions replace it with acrylic bath walls that are infused with Microban. Bath was repaired in a day, using it the next, many assortments to pick from, some look like tile. Great product to clean, would recommend over and over again.

http://www.bathsolutions.ca
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You can use white silicone caulk over it. It is a good water proofing agent and prevent wall from cracking and crumbling problem. You can also use Shelley product as an alternative of silicone caulk.


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Thanks for the help guys I found the correct color caulk, btw it's an interior wall that you are looking at and there are some small gaps by the ceiling in that bath that I will also be fixing.
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