Thursday, February 28, 2008

The explosion within

It was a normal working day for me. In fact, I was going to meet up a dear friend for dinner after work, so I thought I wanted to go back and take a shower first. Even the traffic was kind to me that day, and I could reach home in a jiffy.

Once I turned the key to my room, I tried to push my door open, but it was stuck. I pushed it harder but to no avail. Then, with all my force, I PUSHED the door one big thug, and I could just barely let myself enter - Only to chance upon a terrifying sight.

My floors exploded! And it was a serious and huge crack, so much so that almost 60% of the floor in my room were cracked. And they had to swell up such that I could not even open my door fully.
Look at all the residues this explosion resulted in. They even landed on my desk and on my bed. I was so thankful that I wasn't in the room when it happened. Or it would have scared the hell out of me.

Crack crack crack... the sounds that were made when I was walking on the floor.
Major cracking in play... :(
Never really thought this could happen.

Lesson to learn: Always ensure that the floors do not produce hollow sound. Else, change to wooden panels for safety. Imagine what would have happened if I were in the room during the explosion? I might have suffered cuts.. and worse still, trauma.

5 comments:

cal81 said...

whoa... seemed like godzilla was prancing around in your room... i've never seen floors crack so bad like that... maybe wooden panels would be a better alternative, at least they don't expand or contract that much..

iamthewitch said...

Haha.. Godzilla LOL... Yeah contractor also said wooden panels are faster and better, but it would be weird to have the whole house in tiles and ONE room with wooden panels?? Hehehe... will keep you updated with the progress of the repair! :)

giddy tigress said...

This happens if the temperature is too hot, so that's why it is advisable to leave your window slightly open. Thank goodness no one was hurt though.

iamthewitch said...

Hi Giddy Tigress! Yes, thank goodness I wasn't around when it happened. The sound of cracking tiles is so loud, like many plates crashing down from high up.

New Kid on the Blog said...

this happens when the person did not soak the tiles in the water before cement it.