Shower tile – wall not plumb creating a gap
Hey everyone. New to fine home building forum here…
wondering if anyone has insight out there on my issues – just moved into this house .
the tiled wall in the shower is all sorts of out of wack from the flippers. There’s a large gap where it appears the wall could be out of plumb and the tiles shimmed. How can I seal this up to prevent any little bit of water from splashing in? The picture attached is from the top looking down.
You need a proper threshold in there. And the tile should be supported all the way back, not just at the edge.
I think that's the top of the tile on the wall.
Yes that’s correct. That’s the top looking down.
Am I doomed and should just redo it? Not sure if there’s a fix here
All you can do is caulk it.
I don't have a clue what you mean by flippers but I was able to turn my laptop on its side and think I understand what the pic shows.
1. My guess is the wall is out of plumb or the tiler was also adjusting for the wall sheathing kick-out due to the folds created by the pan waterproofing at the base of the wall. Maybe both.
2. At this point, the cost to remove and replace is only slightly cheaper now instead of when IF the tile cracks. I would leave it alone.
That looks pretty bad out of plumb and there isn't any water proofing membrane behind the tile. If you are a do it yourself type, better to start over. If not, you could look at adding another layer of backer board and continuing the tile up to the ceiling and wrap across the ceiling too. I'm with you, as this will lead to issues with water damage quickly and needs to be addressed.
Waterproofing membrane would be installed behind the wall sheathing and wouldn't be visible in pics taken after sheathing is installed, never mind tile.