Originally Posted By: mcyr
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Caulking in a new home or old is considered cosmetics in the older home and an aesthetic standard of practice in the newer homes which also holds protection from water leakage behind the counter and provide sanitary confidence by the owner that any water spillage will be confined to the counters and not behind the wall.
The codes do not spell out a standard of practice unfortunately, and it is left to the building Contractor to perform to the Standard of Practice for that Geographical Area.
Some Contractors are ethical and some not.
Some Contractors are conscious and some are not.
Some Contractors are fair and some are not.
Some Contractors are value giving and some are not.
Some Contractors are honest and some are not.