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Posted by JT on June 24th, 1998 09:31 PM
In reply to Tile grout by Debbie on June 24th, 1998 12:53 PM [Go to top of thread]

Debbie, as Jay said, we need more information. What
is the tile set on (eg. green bd., cement bd., etc),
was it set in mastic or thin-set (thin-set will be
hard like cement, matic will be somewhat flexable).
Is the plastic block window flush with the wall? Was
the joint between the window and tile caulked or
grouted? Are the wall corner joints caulked or grouted.
Is your house fail air tight i.e. if you slam the
front door with window closed do the walls flex?
I'd just about be willing to bet that the window/tile
joint was grouted and the window, expanding when heated,
is what damaged the tile. Is the window individually
set blocks or a prefab nail-on type?
By all means insist that the builder fix it; there
is no excuse for a job failing that fast.

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