Looking at lakefront property that we know is in the flood plain. The
small house was built in 1955 out of cinder blocks. The realtor says
this happens every 4-5 years. Most of value is in the lot but my
question is about the 12x12 ceramic tiles that are buckling. Would
this likely be due to slab shrinking and swelling because of the
I was wondering about that because of something I was just watching on
HGTV (I admit it). They were talking about the backerboard they were
going to us.
I think the only way to solve this is to pull them up to see what's
there. If we buy it, we'll do that anyway. Even in our house where
we live now we have painted concrete floors and I think that would be
ideal at a lake house.
Underlayment might swell, causing tile to shift. Tile obviously will
not buckle, it might crack. Photos might help, and if there is a major
problem with the slab, there likely would be cracks apparent at the
On 6/19/2010 12:09 PM, email@example.com wrote:
But if they are buckled up, shouldn't be too hard to remove them all. 45
degree angle and a running start. Might be a bit harder getting that goo
underneath off and level. I've used the "ice breaker" for just this
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