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I have a new home (1-1/2 yrs old), single level with ceramic

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I have a new home (1-1/2 yrs old), single level with ceramic tile flooring that is cracking from underneath. It is laid over a subfloor. The cracks form a straight line and run 4 ft apart from each other. They are hard to notice except when the floor is wet and the cracks appear. What can cause such cracks.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
This sounds like deflection related problems. What is the span and size of joists?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I believe they are approx. two feet apart. and maybe 4-6 inches wide. I'm not sure. My husband would probably know what to look for and he's not here right now.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Ask him the size, spacing, and span of the joists. That will help me determine if it's deflection related.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok. Do I get back to you or how do we handle this?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Just come back here and post the information.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok. It probably won't be until late this evening.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
No problem. I'll look for the information later

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