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Patching the grout joints to stop the leak is a band aide approach. It does not fix the problem, rather it is only fixing the symptom of the problem.

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I’m guessing that the terrazzo floor is the cementitious type and not the epoxy type, but either way, f the terrazzo floor was originally installed correctly, it should not have been harmed by the flood.

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Normally we don’t have problems finding natural stone to match existing installations for repairs.

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The cementitious backer board should have been glued and screwed every 8″ to the subfloor. The 3×5 foot sheets should have been staggered from each other to make the floor more stable.

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If you have excessive tile lippage, then normally you have to remove those affected tiles to correct the problem.

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It is possible to grout over existing grout if there is enough depth to do so.

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The tile installer came and looked at the issue of my hollow tiles and cracked and loose grout yesterday. The contractor said they are planning to inject an epoxy under the tiles (over 60 of the tiles seem to have hollow sounds and about 30 of those have the grout starting to come out) to fill the hollows on Monday. My contractor said this is the solution to this problem. Here is hoping he is right.

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