Hot n' Cold Tiles
After experiencing scorching hot weather, especially over the Australia Day Long Weekend, summer is at its peak. Residents need to keep watch over lifting tiles on their property, a common issue which BellMont encounters, especially during hot climates. Lifting tiles, also known as tile delamination, is caused by the tiles not being bonded properly, lack of movement joints and thermal effects. Moisture (weather change or even a leaking or plumbing problem) can absorb through the concrete. The more water is absorbed, the higher risk of the tiles to expand and crack.
During summer, the tiles, if not properly installed at first, will start the “expanding state” caused by the moving of the surface below the tiles. The tiles will push against one another, causing strain and pressure, resulting the concrete to crack and the tiles to tent. When the climate is cool, buildings tend to contract and if cold is met with warm substance such as heaters, this creates a lot of pressure, causing the tiles to lift. Suitable adhesives and correctly spaced expansion joints are necessary in order to allow thermal movements to be accommodated.
Have your tiles been lifted? Are you experiencing raised surfaces? Get in touch with us today for an inspection on your property.
28/11/2022 03:48:34 pm
It's really nice to find this kind of topic. Thank you
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