DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > General Home Improvement Discussion > please help with this tub leak

Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-18-2012, 11:55 AM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1
Default please help with this tub leak

this tub and surround and only a few months old. It is a three peice surround with a lip on the tub and contractor said it did not require caulk. I used a quick dry poly caulk that ended up peeling away quickly. I pulled it off and now found this water damage. It is on both sides of tub in this location. The contractor that did this is a small town guy. I highly doubt he will come back to fix. Can anyone tell me if this is because the area between the tub and surround is just leaking water out during each shower?
Should i just re caulk?
Please help.

Click image for larger version

Name:	2012-04-13 09 39 49.jpg
Views:	147
Size:	26.4 KB
ID:	3824  
linny33 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 05:40 PM  
Senior Member
CallMeVilla's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,641
Liked 590 Times on 449 Posts
Likes Given: 246


Looks like water is getting behind the surround and into the wall. Bad news is that the wall needs replacing because mold will grow in there. It seems he did not get a water tight fit . . . sorry but the fix will be ugly.
CallMeVilla is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2012, 09:40 AM  
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hartfield VA, VA
Posts: 2,001
Liked 270 Times on 213 Posts
Likes Given: 77


Hard to tell what that picture is even showing, it's confusing to me because of what looks like a piece of wood paneling on the left side.
It may just be the way the picture was taken.
If that's just a wall and that a glass shower door it's looks more like someone's not been closing the door tight when taking a shower.
The only seam in that area that could leak is around that door frame.
You should have used silicone caulk after cleaning the area of old caulking and wiping it down with rubbing alcohol.

The tub has a lip on the sides that's about an inch high and the encloshure sits over that so there's about a 0 % chance that it's leaking. In fact most often no caulking is used at the bottom when installing an encloshure.
Also make sure no one caulked over the drain holes in the bottom track for the door. Even the back side where the two pieces of the track and side rail go should not be caulked, there has to be a way for the water to drain back into the tub.
joecaption is online now  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Gas leak farmerjohn1324 General Appliance Discussion 5 12-04-2016 01:06 AM
leak godric2099 Plumbing Forum 15 10-18-2016 08:43 AM
Cannot get rid of a leak. Randall1022 Roofing and Siding 2 01-25-2016 12:53 AM
Leak DrMaturin Plumbing Forum 1 07-19-2012 07:28 AM
Main drain line leak or foundation leak isola96 Framing and Foundation 6 06-29-2012 02:43 PM

Newest Threads