Bathtub isn’t level, water pooling by wall?

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Catherine1997

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Last year we had our bathroom remodeled, the bathtub was not installed level (lots of problems with the work by the people we hired). Is there anything we can do to stop the water from pooling in the corner against the wall? It’s a corner tub and the corner is the lowest point of the top of the bath. We’ve had mold issues ever since the remodel.
 

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The solution would be to raise the area where the water pools up, in other words to level the tub, so that water will drain down.

But how to do it?

I'm afraid that removing the tub and reinstalling it, is what has to be done.
I would remove the lowest course of tiles, disconnect the drain, free the tub, re position and level the supporting 2x4 ledger, place the tub back...and finish the job by reconnecting the drain and re tiling.

Let's see if anyone else has a better idea.
 

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Depending on access, if you can get to that corner under the tub, then remove, or cut the tile next to the tub, jack the corner up level, place "legs" under the tub's edge, then recaulk or replace the tile.
 

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There was a remodel contractor posting on here that the correct way was to lean the tub toward the wall so that the water didn't wind up on the floor.
He thought leaning the tub to drain outward toward the open floor side was wrong.
There are two thoughts on this, and both have reasons to be correct, and reasons to be wrong.
I've always put a slight tilt on the tub so that the water went away from the wall, but I can see the logic of not doing that too. Either way, the water is going somewhere.
 
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