Short, immediate question (more details on the whole situation can be provided if anyone thinks it could allow them to give better advice). I have a bath tub with a separate shower wall. Should that small gap between the tub and wall be caulked? I have had some issues in the last week and had plumbers in and out. One thing that came up, and may be at the root of my current problem (but separate from what they already "fixed"), is that they told me that gap should not actually be caulked and it is in my house. There's a lip and bit of a catch where the tub goes back behind that and having it caulked apparently causes water to get trapped back there. I can feel around, look behind the wall and see that lip, etc.
Now, that has been caulked since before I bought the house almost 8 years ago. It's never been a problem before. In my mind, if everything is properly sealed, why would there be water back there to get trapped behind the caulk?
That said, there is certainly a problem. Lots of water leaking from a 2nd floor bathtub. This morning after showering (because I thought it was fixed), after discovering a fresh puddle downstairs, I went back up and fiddled around. I pushed on the upper wall section and it did move back a bit, and split away from the caulk between it and the tub. When that happened, some water did drain out, suggesting water is trapped back there and having no caulk may have allowed it to just run right out.