08:02AM | 09/11/03
Member Since: 09/10/03
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I live in an apt. and the maintence staff replaced the toilet. When they did, they didn't caulk around the base of the toilet. I called the office and they said management doesn't allow caulk at the base of the toilet.

The BIG problem is the vinyl flooring stops before the toilet, so there is, up to, 1/2" of exposed plywood. I told the apt office but said they weren't concerned.

Should I be worried about the floor rotting and the apt. complex charging me for damage, if it gets wet?


06:03AM | 09/15/03
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
The caulk around the toilet might be useful to keep people from tripping on the vinyl flooring, but 1/2" would be a lot of caulk. Besides, I don't think the caulk is used to seal as much as beautify or make it look finished.
If you have a neighbor below you, they may be able to tell you when it starts leaking. It seems to me the water would leak through their ceiling before it rots you floor.


06:59AM | 09/15/03
Member Since: 09/10/03
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Your response was pretty much what I expected. Our neighbor below us is complaining to the apt. office that their ceiling is leaking. The apt. complex wants me to pay for drywall damage because of the leaking. That's probably something I should ask a lawyer, but I wanted to know what a builder thinks of that situation.



06:58AM | 09/17/03
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
Let me tell you, I am no builder. I have rented before and I have never heard of the landlord charging for their negligence. I would be mad as heck. That is not your fault. I wouldn't even waste my money on a lawyer. That should be something you can be firm about and tell him you are not paying the water damage.


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