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annagirlla

10:15AM | 09/25/02
Member Since: 09/24/02
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I just moved into a beach house built in 1927. I'm leasing the property as is, so general repairs and improvements are my responsibility. The ceramic tiles around the kitchen sink are popping off the counter. Water and time have seriously rotted the cement underlayment and grout away. I would like to fix this problem but, I'm not sure what to do about the cement backer!!!! Do I need to remove all the tiles from the entire counter and start over with a new underlayment? Or is it possible to repair just the damaged area of the backer? The original tiles are in good condition and the rest of the counter is too. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RANDY LILLY

06:17PM | 09/28/02
Member Since: 09/27/02
14 lifetime posts
it really depends on how badly damaged the underlayment is if it is just surface damage you can just remove a few tiles around the damaged area apply a leveler that you can purchase at any hardaware or home improvment store and replace the tiles and grout. good luck
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