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11:50AM | 08/09/04
Member Since: 08/08/04
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My walk-in shower is new (within the past 6 months). Since shortly after first installing the tile, the grout has cracked in various places (mostly along seams). I keep replacing it and re-sealing it, but it continues to crack. Any ideas on what is causing this and how I can prevent it from happening again? Should I be mixing the grout with something special? Also, the areas that I caulk also have a problem, the caulk peels off. What could be be causing this? Thanks for any help.

doug seibert

05:29AM | 08/10/04
Member Since: 08/10/02
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I would be curious about the installation and preparations....

Something is moving to cause the cracks.....


01:22PM | 08/12/04
Member Since: 08/08/04
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My husband did it. He built the shower and installed the tile over blue board (I think that is what the name of the board is). He built the shower pan himself (poored it and shaped it).


01:22PM | 08/12/04
Member Since: 08/08/04
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Oh, and thanks for your help.


01:32PM | 08/27/04
Member Since: 07/02/04
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Did your husband tape the seams of the green board before laying the tile? Did he use any type of waterproof membrane in the shower stall area? What product did he use to set the tile with? Thinset? Mastic? How long did he wait originally before he grouted the shower in after the tile was laid? How long after it's been re-grouted before it begins to crack again?

Kind Regards,

Ted Thomason

Thomason Tile & Flooring

Wichita, KS 67212


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