Denray Posted December 18, 2009 Report Share Posted December 18, 2009 A couple of weeks after getting out of HI school 10-05 my wife says "What's this black stuff on the floor of our towel closet"? The wall just opposite the shower fixtures. Click to Enlarge 25.56 KB Previous to all this we were getting tired of the silicone seal around the tub getting all ugly looking so I had the bright idea of grouting it. After all I was uncle Buck on the tile installation. The grout was easy to clean. Looked good. The shaving mirror above the tub corner dripped hot water down on top of the horizontal corner surface of the tub. Click to Enlarge 21.54 KB Capillary action along with some water pressure had water being drawn over the inner lip of the tub and down onto the subfloor. The fly in termites had a health spa going on. With the dry wall removed you can see little white vertical stripes all along the tub rim where water was being sucked over elsewhere as well. Click to Enlarge 37.84 KB So, grout works just like stucco at the weep screed. Look for it around tubs cause it could be causing a big mess. Click to Enlarge 48.72 KB Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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