Temporary Sealing Shower Tiles?


Old 07-28-19, 07:54 AM
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Temporary Sealing Shower Tiles?

Hi All,

We are having some problems with our shower, which I'm attaching pictures for. One tile near the ground has a crack through it (1st picture). The grout on other tiles looks old/damaged/etc. Some tiles under the shower door appear to be leaking rust stains (no idea if/how that's possible, but that's what it looks like).

We are planning on re-doing the whole bathroom in about 1.5-2 years from now, so I don't want to do anything major. I'm wondering if it would be enough to just let everything dry for awhile, and then caulk over everything with a moisture/mold/etc. resistant caulk. I don't really care how it looks.

We weren't the owners when the bathroom was made, so I don't know how it was done or if it was done correctly (it was done in about 1999-2000).

Thoughts on whether my idea will work? I just want to stop future damage and any mold from growing in those cracks (it looks white-ish now, but every so often I hit it with a Tilex product which kills and/or bleaches some presumably black mold to white).

Thanks for any help and advice!
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Old 07-28-19, 11:47 AM
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the middle picture is showing caulking that is deteriorating, it just needs to be cut/scraped away and replaced.

The curb has some metal in there and water has gotten to it, nothing is going to stop that but if your a year away I'd just live with it, try to push up the timing and get it replaced.

In the future, look at membrane systems, Prova/Ditra, they will not give you failures like this!
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