08:38AM | 09/16/03
Member Since: 09/15/03
1 lifetime posts
I have a very strange thing going on with the grout in my tiled wall around the bathtub. I had some water damage due to some water dripping into some cracked caulking and grout. To fix it, I ended up removing a section of tiles and drywall. I put a new piece of drywall in place (and yes, I used the green waterproof stuff) and retiled. I made sure I let it dry out VERY well before I put the new drywall up. I made sure I waited sufficient time after tiling before I grouted and waited much longer than I needed to before I used the shower. It looked fine until a couple days later I noticed a few very small voids. Again, I let it dry out very well (had a fan on it for a few days), and touched up the spots that had the voids. Again, I waited longer than I really needed to before I used the shower. Again, it looked fine..for a while. However, after a couple days I noticed some areas where the grout was actually sticking out (was pulling away from the wall). I also noticed that it was soft and pliable. I removed these areas, AGAIN let it dry very well, re-grouted, and let it dry very well again before I used the shower. AGAIN it looked good for a while….then the areas did it again (started pulling away from the wall!!). At this point I did it one more time, this time with a different brand of grout. And it’s doing it again!
So what is going on? Could I have somehow trapped moisture behind there? I am tempted to remove ALL the tile from the one wall (it is the plumbing wall) and replacing it with some other solid 1 piece material! It won’t match the other walls but at least I will have only one seam all the way around the material and won’t have this strange grout phenomenon!



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

If you are interested in more about fans and air conditioning, consider: How To: Install a Ceiling Fan How To: Choos... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon