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Hollow Sounding Tiles

Any situation for any type of tile or substrate that has a hollow sound.

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Ceramic Tile Mural

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.

CracksExterior VeneersHollow Sounding TilesRustTenting TilesTile DebondingWater Damage
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Crack in Terrazzo near divider strip.

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.

CracksHollow Sounding TilesTerrazzo
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Olympic Swimming Pool with Tented Tiles

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.

Case StudiesHollow Sounding TilesPools & SpasTenting TilesTile Debonding
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20 x 36 Glazed Porcelain Tile Exterior Veneer

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.

Case StudiesExterior VeneersHollow Sounding TilesTile Debonding
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