Overlay tub is cracked at drain. Anyway to fix???

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by kcscott1975, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. kcscott1975

    kcscott1975 New Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    My dad had an acrylic or plastic tub overlay put in sevreal years ago and it has cracked around the drain allowing water to get in between the tub and overlay. The company that did instalation is no longer around and other companys just tell me they will install new tub overlay. Dont want to spend 2500.00 to replace it. Is there any way to repair this?
  2. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

    Aug 9, 2009
    Replace the tub. For $2500.00 you could have a new tub and tile. If you go this rout also change the faucet as you will have the wall opened up.

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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Overlays do not cost $2,500.00. If they did they would not sell a single one because you can do a complete replacement and repair the walls for less than that. Give the amount of work involved they should install for about $600.00, complete. Any greater than that and a new tub is a better deal.
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