Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Flood Inspections Insurance Claim Leak Mold

How can you determine if ceramic tile that was in flood has been damaged?

ANSWER - If the ceramic tile was installed correctly and the water wasn't contaminated, then the tile should not have been damaged from the flood incident. Since the tile is installed over a concrete substrate…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers failures grout Leak Movement Joints Repairs Sealant Caulk Showers Waterproofing Wet Areas

Is it alright to use Silicone Sealant to fix a Shower Leak?

Answer: First of all, all of the transition joints in the shower both horizontal and vertical should not have been grouted with a cementitious grout.  They should have been filled with an ASTM C920 resilient sealant…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers grout Leak

What is causing water to flow out of our Grout Joints and what can we do about it?

ANSWER -  If water squired out of the removed grout joint 2 feet in the air, then that is an indication that the water is under pressure.  I assume that the water squirting in the…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Concrete Substrate Slab Expert Answers Flood grout Leak Repairs

How can I find a leak in the Washer Drain Pipe?

ANSWER - If the water is consistently coming up through the tile grout joints when the washing machine drains, and you don't see any water in the wall at the drain pipe, then the water…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Leak Wet Areas

Why does water puddles show up on my Bathroom Floor when the Water is Shut-Off to the House?

ANSWER -  It sounds like a real mystery.   The only time you get a puddle of water on your bathroom floor near your toilet is when you shut off the water supply to the house…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers failures grout installation Leak Moisture Problems Movement Joints Standards Waterproofing Wet Areas

Why is my Tiled Balcony Leaking and How Can I fix it?

ANSWER - When there is a problem it normally is not due to one deficiency, but due to multiple compounding deficiencies. You state that the peel and stick moisture barrier was properly installed.  If if…

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

What is the best way to repair my tile roof deck that leaks?

ANSWER - It is possible to install tile over tile if the existing tile is in good condition.  If the existing tile is cracked then the new tile installed over it will crack.   In order…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Concrete Substrate Slab Expert Answers Leak Moisture Problems Repairs

Will French Drains around my house stop Ground Water from Seeping through My Tile Grout?

ANSWER - If in fact you have ground water migrating up through your concrete slab and up through the porous tile grout joints, installing French drains around the perimeter of your house could divert the…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Concrete Substrate Slab Expert Answers Flood installation Leak Moisture Problems selection

What kind of Tile Should I install over my concrete slab that has high moisture readings?

ANSWER - I assume you had a water leak of some sort that resulted in your concrete slab having a high level of moisture.  If that is the case, then you should let the slab…

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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.

The…

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