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?

1 Answer 1


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.

  • The house is almost 8 years old.
    – Doresoom
    Commented Jul 27, 2010 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. Commented Jul 27, 2010 at 20:40

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.