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Why are these driveway tiles cracking?

Newgreenthumb
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Why are these driveway tiles cracking?

Hello, 

 

wondering if anyone can help let me know why these tiles / stencil on the side of the drive yeah either crack or partially crack? I don’t park anywhere near the fence so not sure why they keep appearing this way.

 

thank you.

 

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Why are these driveway tiles cracking?

Those appear to be some type of faux paver @Newgreenthumb. Typically they'd stamp something like that into the concrete with a stencil, but in this case, it looks like a very thin tile-like addition. My best guess would be that they've degraded with age and cracked from repetitive heating and cooling cycles. The fact that they're so thin likely has contributed to them failing.

 

I can't think of any way to stop them from degrading further. If they are all becoming loose, then perhaps you could consider removing them.

 

Mitchell

 

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Newgreenthumb
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Re: Why are these driveway tiles cracking?

@MitchellMc 

thank you. They are all over the edge of the home, driveway, garden bed etc and it’s only this area that seems to be becoming damaged for some reason. Thanks for your reply. 

Noyade
Trusted Contributor

Re: Why are these driveway tiles cracking?

"it looks like a very thin tile-like addition."

 

Not far from me is a fibro house that used these tiles to create a brick veneer look to it. And it looks OK.

Happy to post a photo.

Newgreenthumb
Established Contributor

Re: Why are these driveway tiles cracking?

@Noyade  yea, that’s a better description then mine lol

ita ll around the units and they have all kept up fine but these ones along the driveway, not so much. I wanted to get the driveway cleaned but I assumed the pressure may effect these.

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