15 yr old house, only recently noticed the crack on the tiled shower wall in guest shower.

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Sharon Day, Aug 23, 2018.


What went wrong?

  1. Demolish

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  2. Fix crack

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  1. Sharon Day

    Sharon Day New Member

    Aug 23, 2018
  2. dj2

    dj2 In the Trades

    Aug 13, 2013
    From the picture, the crack is not in the tiles, but between the tiles and the drywall.

    Clean the crack with a utility knife, then apply a nice bead of caulking (DAP kitchen and bath) will fill in the crack to look like new.
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  4. kreemoweet

    kreemoweet In the Trades

    Sep 7, 2009
    Seattle. WA
    Probably an installer mistakenly filled the gap between tile and sheetrock with grout, instead of
    using caulk. Doing so will almost always result in unsightly cracks soon thereafter. Wood-frame
    construction moves with the seasons, and as the new wood framing dries and shrinks. Grout
    should never be used to fill cracks at changes of plane, or changes between different materials.
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