Re: Detorit home inspector says yes...ceramic tile shower
Posted by Steve on March 27, 2002 at 01:16:16:
In response to Re: Detorit home inspector says yes...ceramic tile shower
: You want to use a quality caulking such as GE Silicone II. If you are in the process of re-tiling your shower, leave 1/8 inch gap between the bottom row of wall tiles and the top of the floor tiles. This gap is then caulked. The reason you leave a gap only to later fill it with caulking is so that it helps prevent water from weeping up back behind the wall tile should the caulking ever fail.
: I am not a plumber. I inspect and restore old homes in the Detroit area. If the joint is open, yes caulk it with a product that says "for tubs and showers" Cut the hole in the tube small ( I am talking wire coat hanger small) Most people make the mistake of making the hole too large.

: You can see some photos of bathrooms I have redone at www.MIproperty.com if you are interested. Good luck with your project!




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