12:54PM | 11/04/06
Member Since: 09/24/06
50 lifetime posts
I had an old plastic shower/tub surround. The corners and edges were peeling. It was not put on right.

I wanted to see what was underneath it, and so I ripped it off the wall. Good and bad news. The good news is that behind it was all tile, and most of the tile was in good shape. The bad news is that the tile around the tub faucet looked kind of cracked. I poked at it, and the tile gave way. Turns out that there was NO drywall behind the tile, since it had all rotted away. The tile was just held together with grout.

Now, I took the other side of the wall off(it was just wood paneling). I tried to remove all the rotten drywall that I could. How should I fix this problem now?

Should I just get some new sheets of drywall, and cut them to the size I need to replace the hole? Is there any special water resistant board I should use. I've heard the green drywall stuff is good, cause it has a waxy coating to repel water.

Has anyone dealt with this before?


05:09AM | 11/07/06
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
Myself, I would rip down that entire wall and replace with greenboard or hardibacker. but I am not a pro. I guess that depends on your desire to keep that square footage of tile matching. You may have trouble matching anyway.

I would vote for greenboard in just that area if you are looking for cost savings and ease.

I will probably have similar task to yours next year when I can afford a new tub and 3 walls of tile. yippee
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