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Regardless of what type of tile you install over your garage, none of the installations will be waterproof unless you waterproof under the tile first.

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You might have more than just a lack of maintenance problem. If you have mold on the tiles, then the tiles are being subjected to excess moisture.

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Exterior decks are one of the most common failures in building construction because they are normally constructed incorrectly.

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The leaking of deck causing damages in the ceiling below is the symptom of the cause of the problem. Treating the symptom will not remediate the cause of the problem.

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Excessive efflorescence staining (generally a whitish substance) on stone, tiles, grout, or adjacent surfaces is a generally a symptom of an excessive moisture problem.

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The tile nor the stucco should be installed directly over plywood. The plywood will expand and warp when exposed to moisture.

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