It is actually under my HOA policy. That if there is damage in the foundation, which this is, then it is the HOA's responsibility. I am trying to prove to my HOA's that they must replace the tile. My grout has water stains, has pulled away from the wall and they only replaced ten tiles versus the entire floor. They are claiming it is just normal wear and tear, which I do not believe since it was not this way prior to the slab leak.
My question is how do I detect if the damage is from the slab leak or how do I prove there may still be water under the original tile? Can you replace ten tiles within an exsisting floor?
: Condos can be a special animal with a situation like this. Some homeowner's insurance policies cover it and others shift it to the HOA. Call your insurance agent to see if your policy will cover it, although they might not since they were not informed at the time it happened. If your insurance covers it they should replace the floor to insure there are not environmental problems.
: : Hello Terry,
: : six months ago I had a hot water pipe burst under my dining room floor. Water poured out the front and back of the condo. My HOA sent a plumber who found the leak and rerouted the pipe to another location to stop the water flow. It was determined a slab leak sp they fixed it. After the plumber my HOA sent a handyman to fix the loose tile where the water damage was the worst, but not the entire floor. Here is my question...how do I prove there is or is not water damage under my tile throughout the dining room and kitchen. My tile grout changed color, the grout shifted away from the wall and sevearal of the tiles now have a hollow sound then you tap on them, which they did not have prior to the slab leak. It took the HOA seveal months to fix the tile floor. When the ten tiles that were pulled up to repair they did nothing to fix the moisture and there was a bad smell under the tile. I would like to know how I can access the damage the water may have done under my tiles.