CAUSE:

  • Moisture penetration into substrate
  • Failure of the old tile adhesive
  • Vibrations and other mechanical stresses by an earthquake or other causes

TREATMENT:

  • Remove the detached or cracked tiles
  • Remove any remnants of the old tile adhesive from the substrate or existing tiles
  • Allow the substrate to dry from moisture
  • Reinstall existing or new tiles using flexible tile adhesive
  • Grouting with the appropriate grout, depending on the width and depth of the joint