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Small crack/gap in tub & tile

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03-29-14, 08:18 AM   #1  
Small crack/gap in tub & tile

I've read a few posts and plan to get some grout colored caulk to seal over the badly installed grout on my tub. There are a few cracks that have been there since the beginning of time (5 yrs). And a gap between the floor n tub which seems fairly small.

Anything I'm missing or totally off base here? Seems pretty simple. :-)

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03-29-14, 08:27 AM   #2  
Looks like a drop in tub that is being used as a standard tub/shower combo. Your tub does not have an integral tiling flange that is under the bottom row of tile. Therefore, any crack is allowing water to get to the inside of the wall cavity. Very important that these cracks be sealed both on top and bottom sides of the large grout line and the grout itself be sealed to prevent moisture infiltration into the grout itself.

Most important to police and keep on top of the service wall and the long wall as they will receive the most splash from the person taking the shower.

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