Cross reflecting from porcelain gold tile dome.
Case StudiesExterior VeneersInstallation

A gold tiled dome was constructed on the Greek Orthodox church, which unexpectedly the sun reflected off of the gold tile dome a magnificent shape of a cross. The gold tile dome failed and the challenge was how to recreate the dome and preserve the cross.

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Ceramic Tile Mural
CracksExterior VeneersHollow Sounding TilesRustTenting TilesTile DebondingWater Damage

A 30 story hotel had two ceramic tile rainbow murals attached to the exterior veneer of their building. Some tiles have fallen off of the rainbow murals on the two sides of the hotel.

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Crack in Terrazzo near divider strip.
CracksHollow Sounding TilesTerrazzo

An epoxy terrazzo flooring assembly was installed in a mall about one year earlier. At some point the terrazzo flooring developed cracks, blisters, and tenting in various areas of the flooring. We were retained to investigate the cause of the failures and to provide remediation specifications for repairing or replacing the terrazzo flooring.

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Outside of shower floor wet and sound control board deteriorated.
Bathrooms and ShowersCase StudiesMicrobial Growth (Mold)RustWater Damage

Multiple units in a high rise condominium had showers with leaks that caused damage to adjacent areas. The home owners association retained CTaSC to investigate what had caused the leaks, to determine if the showers were installed per industry standards, and to determine how best to remediate the problem.

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Olympic Swimming Pool with Tented Tiles
Case StudiesHollow Sounding TilesPools & SpasTenting TilesTile Debonding

A school’s Olympic tiled swimming pool had its floor removed to deepen it. Soon after replacing the concrete floor and installing the tile, the tiles started tenting up throughout the swimming pool.

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20 x 36 Glazed Porcelain Tile Exterior Veneer
Case StudiesExterior VeneersHollow Sounding TilesTile Debonding

A 20 x 36 inch glazed porcelain tile was installed over the plaster substrate on the exterior walls of a 4 story condominium project. After about 90 days someone carrying a ladder bumped into the tile on the wall and the tile fell off.

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Spalled Limestone Tiles
Case StudiesExterior Decks & BalconiesWater Damage

A 31 story condominium development had installed approximately 11,627 square feet of Jerusalem limestone tile on a suspended exterior deck floor located on the 6th level of the building. The natural stone installation was installed about 3 years earlier as a replacement of the original tile. The stone started showing indications of deterioration and cracking not long after the stone installation was completed.

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