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Travertine failure near polyester adhesive fill Brian Wright (03 Nov 2020 14:58 EST)
Re: Travertine failure near polyester adhesive fill Bob Murrell (03 Nov 2020 15:04 EST)
Re: Travertine failure near polyester adhesive fill Brian Wright (03 Nov 2020 16:31 EST)
Re: Travertine failure near polyester adhesive fill Fred Hueston (03 Nov 2020 16:37 EST)
Re: Travertine failure near polyester adhesive fill Fred Hueston (03 Nov 2020 15:04 EST)
Re: Travertine failure near polyester adhesive fill Stuart Rosen (03 Nov 2020 17:13 EST)

Travertine failure near polyester adhesive fill Brian Wright 03 Nov 2020 14:58 EST
Good afternoon! We did a cleaning and sealing job on travertine several months ago and we filled a number of holes and hairline cracks with a knife grade polyester adhesive.  In time, it appears the adhesive fill has come loose and bits of the stone are flaking off along the cracks, but the deeper holes that were filled look good and intact. We are very good about not leaving excess fill on the surface, so I’m fairly certain the fill went into the cracks, but perhaps not deeply. It appears that the very top of the stone is brittle and spalling along these cracks.

What might cause this to happen? Any reasonable remedies anyone could recommend?

Brian at Santa Fe Floor Care

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