The ceramic platform tiles are breaking prematurely, Patrick said, after just 13 years. The adhesives beneath are failing. Water seeps in, water freezes and water thaws, further prying the tiles from concrete base…This isn’t the first tile failure blamed on weather and failed adhesives. Sound Transit spent $250,000 in 2013 to replace loose tiles at SODO Station. According to the 2022 budget, tile replacements at multiple stations will cost roughly $4 million.






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