Hi there! I own an old home built around the turn of the century. It has been updated quite a bit through the yrs but someone put carpet in the bathroom which IMO is NOT a good idea. I like the look of tile but I've been told not to put tile on pier and beam because it will inevitably crack. Is this true
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I guess that rule is for a house that has a habit of moving because of poor footings or soil conditions. If the plaster is cracked all over the place or evan a few cracks that change from time to time. If not you may not have a problem with that but you do want to check the floor joist height and span and weight for others to weigh in here.
Hey thanks for the quick reply! I think the house has good bones. The house does have cracks but I've lived here about a decade and I have not seen them get any worse. I know the foundation is a little off. You kind of walk downhill toward the back of the house. No change in ten yrs. I did however rip some old paneling off the front room of the house and hang drywall I have recurring cracks in. I think that was poor workmanship. I started the job with a buddy at the time who said he knew how. I found out quickly he did not. Those cracks in drywall are above the window and below window. Fix and they reappear in few weeks. I was told this may be because I used mesh tape and not the conventional paper. I also used premixed mudd.