Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cleaning Expert Answers Flood Leak

Could my Mexican Tile be damaged from water coming up through Grout Joints?

ANSWER - Whether or not the Mexican tile was installed correctly with properly placed movement joints the water coming up through your grout joints may or may not affect the performance of the tile.

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cleaning Expert Answers Flood Leak stone

Will a Water Flood Damage my Tile or Stone?

ANSWER - You are right in that if the tile or stone was installed correctly with properly placed movement joints that the flood should not affect the tile. * If the tile wasn’t installed correctly…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers failures grout Leak Moisture Problems Repairs Wet Areas

How to stop water leaking through my tile grout joints?

ANSWER - If water from your shower is leaking into a crawl space the problem is not the cementitious grout joints.  There has to be an underlying problem with the shower pan's waterproof membrane.  It…

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Concrete Substrate Slab Expert Answers Leak Moisture Problems stone Waterproofing

What could cause water to come up through my Grout Joints?

ANSWER - Your engineer was basically saying that you have a high water table, meaning that the underground water is very close to the surface of the ground. The french drains only work if the…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers failures installation Leak Movement Joints Repairs Waterproofing Wet Areas

How can I find where the water is coming from in my Leaking Tiled Shower?

ANSWER - First of all if it was installed correctly you wouldn’t have a problem.  To fully figure it out I would have to perform a forensic intrusive inspection, which probably isn’t practical for a…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cracks Expert Answers failures Leak Repairs Waterproofing Wet Areas

Was the Shower Leak Repair done Correctly?

ANSWER - When there are tile failures generally it is never due to one deficiency, but rather due to multiple compounding deficiencies. First of all your grout should not crack.  If water that goes into…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Leak Mold

Will a Concrete Slab Leak cause Mold Damage to my Saltillo Tiles?

ANSWER - Assuming the Saltillo tiles are properly installed over the concrete slab that had the 2 leaks, and the it was clean category 1 water and not unsanitary water, the tiles should not be harmed.…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Exterior failures installation Leak Moisture Problems Waterproofing

Why is my exterior tile deck leaking?

ANSWER - Exterior decks are one of the most common failures in building construction because they are normally constructed incorrectly. When there is a failure it is normally due to compounding deficiencies rather than only one…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers grout Leak Moisture Problems stone Wet Areas

Why is some of the grout in my tile floor damp?

ANSWER - Considering you are on an upper floor so water can't becoming in from the landscaping.   And the spot is away from the shower and other water sources, but in the same room as…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers failures Leak Moisture Problems

Does Saltillo Mexican Pavers Crack from Moisture Intrusion?

ANSWER -  All clay based materials can expand and contract to some degree from being subjected to moisture and drying cycles or being subjected to heating and cooling cycles. Authentic Mexican Saltillo tiles contain clay from…

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