Pulled soapdish out, now wall soft & moldy

Old 11-02-00, 11:20 PM
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The soapdish was pulled off the tile wall(accidentally of course) . Now the caulking is brittle and the wall behind it is soft and moldy. What do I do?
Also, the caulking in general around the tub and in the corners of the walls is cracking.
Can I use the same material to fix both issues?
Old 11-03-00, 04:14 PM
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I am afraid you have a "sheetrock shower," where the tiles are attached directly to the wallboard with no cement mortar or other material in between. I believe you are going to have to repair it, and if it were mine, I would tear it out and re-do it using backer board. You can't fix it with caulking or grout. Won't work.

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