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I've got several tiles in my dining room that have a diagonal crack running across them. Since it's a pretty straight line across several tiles, I'm guessing it's a foundation issue. The room is at the corner of the house, and the crack runs diagonally so that it "cuts off" the corner. If I replace the tiles, is it likely to crack again? Is there any way I can remedy this?

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Depends on how old your house is. If it's at least 5-10 years old or so, it's probably finished settling and installing new tiles would likely fix the problem permanently.

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The house is almost 8 years old. –  Doresoom Jul 27 '10 at 20:05
    
@Doresoom - You should be good then. Most settling happens in the first year anyways, so by 8 years it's probably settled as much as it's going to. –  Eric Petroelje Jul 27 '10 at 20:40

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