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new kitchen remodel backsplash tile already cracked

10 months ago
last modified: 10 months ago

I just discovered a hairline crack going all the way through the subway tile above my new stove. Crack goes thru the tile and grout in one vertical line. This work was just done in Nov/Dec 2021. I remember this is where there was a joint in the underlayment which was drywall I think. Contractor is coming to discuss later this week. Anyone have any advise on best solution? Retile this area ? Is this a heat related problem since it’s above the stove ? Can I leave this alone and hope it doesn’t get worse or will it get worse? How would they fix just that area without ripping out the whole wall and cabients , is that possible? Thanks very much, and advise appreciated.

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