I dutifully wipe down and dry the caulk and tub after each use. Is it possible to edge the tub with small, rounded tiles (like quarter-round edging that is used on a floor, but smaller) so that I do not have to redo the caulking so often?
Should the caulking be left in place as a sort of inner seal or should it be removed?
Grout is still the best and only material to use, especially around tubs.
Dig out all that caulk, and install a sandless grout in the space. Compact it heavily with a pointing tool. Press it in with pressure. A pointing tool is an elongated S-shaped steel bar, normally used with brick and mortar, but will serve you well.
The stone on the right has also shifted slightly, but the big problem is the left one.
We haven’t spent a winter here for several years and wonder if it’s due to cold/hot expansion and contraction.
I bought a rubber hammer to try to move it back, but it’s stuck. I have contacted Anderson Fireplace, which installed the propane fireplace, but can’t get anybody to visit because they are busy. Any suggestions?
I suggest you get after the company that built it and get them to fix it.
Or if the wood is OK, take off the marble and secure it with adhesive caulk.
Lo and behold, I have the same issue. What now? Is this an installation problem or repair issue?