Re: cracked tiles in shower
Posted by More on January 29, 2002 at 20:09:53:
In response to Re: cracked tiles in shower

4 to 5 tiles cracked with one long crack is evidence of a stress fracture from either downward or upward pressure. In 30 years it is unlikely upward pressure.Likely there is moisture seeping behind the tiled surface which has rusted the nails supporting the wire mesh which supported the thin set mortar bed for the tiles. More moisture then softened the thin set cement which allows the entire tiled weight to sag onto those 4 to 5 tiles which are stiff, and can't sag any more because they press against the tub

: We are remodeling the bathroom that our three kids use. Our house is about 30 years old and it is the original bathroom. There has been water leakage around the tile so we are redoing the tile, floor and fixtures since everything is old. Meanwhile, just today I noticed in the masterbath, also never been updated, that 4-5 tiles at the bottom of one of the tiled walls in the shower are cracked with one long crack. What could this be from and can we just do a seal job of some sort instead of getting into a major job in that bathroom as well?

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