January 6, 2010

Crazy Details in our New House: Part Three

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"If a 1/8" caulk joint is good, then a 1-1/4" caulk joint must be better"

That seems to be the philosophy governing the construction behind the shower in the master bath. There's really no other way to explain the massive blob of waterproofing that surrounds the shower pan. Our best guess is that it took about two full tubes of caulking to complete. It's so thick it looks like it was applied with a trowel or maybe a frosting knife. And it doesn't just stop with the pan, it's also slobbered in around the faucet and fixtures as well.

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And to top it all off, we just noticed a leak appearing in the living room ceiling, just below the shower. So it looks like the caulk joint might not even be effective. Awesome.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at January 6, 2010 5:00 AM
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