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I have solid I believe some type of laminate walls in my shower. At the bottom they are bowing out just above the top of the tub. Can this be repaired and how would I repair it?
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Posted 2017-10-26T15:53:29+0000  by MJQ MJQ
 
Hey MJQ.

It is bowing out for a reason. Chances are that the adhesive has let go for a reason. In many places greenboard sheetrock is not code around tubs and showers, therefore if the shower insert is adhered to regular sheetrock and moisture has compromised the sheetrock. If moisture has gotten behind the wall then there is probably mold.

It may not hold if you try to reattach it and there may be mold and moisture behind it. How long has it been like this and can you see behind where it is bowed out?

You can get a test kit for mold to determine if there is a bad mold present. If not then there is a liquid nail for tub surrounds that you could try to reattach it with. After it is reattached then you will need to recaulk the tub.

If there is mold present then you will need to tear it out and get rid of the mold.
Posted 2017-10-26T17:04:22+0000  by Ingar_HD_ATL
 
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