What Causes Grout to Crack

What Causes Grout to Crack

When grout begins to crack and show signs of distress, it can be unsightly and, worse, it can cause damage to your walls or flooring. Poor installation or simply the passage of time can cause your grout to crack. If it does, replacement or repair can be a costly, time-intensive solution that you may not want to have to handle.

If you have problems with the grout in your home, a professional cleaning service may be able to help you. Contact the Austin tile and grout cleaning specialists from WOW Total Cleaning at 512-291-0048 today to discuss your problem with one of our friendly service technicians and learn more about what we can do for you.

Causes of Cracking Grout

While grout can crack and decay for a multitude of reasons, there are a few common causes which are typically to blame, including:

  • Too much water or polymer in the original grout mixture
  • Insufficient thinset (the glue applied over the mortar)
  • Improper cement hydration
  • Natural erosion due to age

Cracking grout is usually caused by errors in the installation process, or else it may simply be too old to continue functioning correctly.

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Grout repair can be costly and inconvenient. However, some cleaning companies offer grout cleaning and other services, such as sealant application, which can help to extend the lifespan of your grout and save you money in the long run. For more information, contact the Austin tile and grout cleaning specialists at WOW Total Cleaning by calling 512-291-0048.