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  1. #1
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    Default Caulking a Shower Surround

    Hello,
    I had a three section shower surround installed and the installers said to leave the top of the surround uncaulked to allow any potential moisture to evaporate. They said that there are some type of gutters in the back that will bring the water into the tub. Is this correct information, or should I caulk the top of the surround?

    Thanks in advance,
    J

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    Default Re: Caulking a Shower Surround

    I personally have never heard of such a thing.

    The point of the surround is to keep moisture within the shower, they aren't supposed to let it get behind the surround walls. Every seam and joint in the shower should be caulked as well as the top edge, which prevents splashes and condensation from trickling down behind the surround.

    I would recommend checking with the manufacturer for the proper installation and caulking procedure, as it doesn't sound to me like the installer knows what he's doing.
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    Default Re: Caulking a Shower Surround

    It sounds to me like the installer ran out of caulk, wanted to get paid and leave.

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    Default Re: Caulking a Shower Surround

    That makes perfect sense to me. Thanks!!

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