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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Expert Answers Leak Repairs Standards stone Terrazzo Waterproofing

Does my terrazzo floor need replaced after being subjected to a flood?

ANSWER - I'm guessing that the terrazzo floor is the cementitious type and not the epoxy type, but either way, if the terrazzo floor was originally installed correctly, it should not have been harmed by…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cracks Expert Answers Exterior failures Grout installation Leak Moisture Problems Sealant Caulk stone

How do I stop our Exterior Tile Deck from leaking?

ANSWER - 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. If the deck…

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What problems can occur if tile is subjected to a flood?

ANSWER - If the tile was installed correctly, it should not be damaged by being submerged in water.  Although quite often tiles are not installed correctly, and there can be resultant damages from a flood. Whether…

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Expert Answers Leak Moisture Problems stone

My Travertine Floor Tile was subjected to a Leak will that cause problems?

ANSWER - Travertine is a calcium precipitate from various types of mineral laden water sources.  It is commonly used in showers.  So water in itself doesn't harm it.      Although depending…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Leak Moisture Problems

How can I determine if my toilet is leaking on my ceramic tile?

ANSWER - Chances are your toilet is leaking at the wax ring because it got off-set over time as it was being used. If the water tank was leaking you should be able to see…

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