Actually we had a news crew out front last night and we weren't sure
why. After the neighbor's all gathered around we finally broke down
and went outside to investigate ourselves. Turned out they said there
was some odd seismic activity in the area and they were checking into
it. We were nervous about going back into the house but decided it
was safer then standing out in the street seeing as now the news
helicopters were zooming overhead.
As we went back inside we could feel a rumbling in the pit of our
bellies and it wasn't the double-dip mega-volcano tacos we has
recently consumed.... it was coming from the foundation of the house,
Running thru the kitchen to gather our valuables we were temporarily
blinded by a flash of light near the sink! As our vision cleared we
saw the fracture in the countertop growing and the light was
flickering on and off from the crack, and a yellow smoke was rising.
We grabbed the dog, the last of the Newcastles from the fridge and
bolted out the door just as a crack of lightning flashed in the
skies. It must of hit a helicopter which had been floating in the air
much in the way that bricks don't. We jumped in the Jeep and zoomed
off thru the crowd just as our home and the entire neighborhood
disappeared in the massive glwoing sinkhole.
As we drove off we thought maybe it wasn't best to try to do the epoxy
fill ourselves, maybe we should let the installers do it. Yeah, next
time around we'll do that as they probably know what they're doing and
if they mess up it's on their nickel. Sounds like that's the way to
go.... and the pants are fine, everything in it's place :O)
That is who your issue is with. They are the ones you hired/contracted.
They sub-k'd it to the installers. They hired the installers. The
installers worked for who sold you the countertop package, not you.
That is their problem and has nothing to do with you. If they hired piss
poor installers then they have to deal with it even if it means they have
to hire some other installer to correct the problem.
PeterLester had written this in response to
If the granite was not cracked prior to or during installation, the
problem is with the support structure and/or those who installed your
Did they design the cabinets to support granite or lighter materials?
Is there any overhang of granite off the edge of supporting structures?
If there is overhang, does it extend past 10 inches?
If it does, even supporting corbels may not suffice without stronger
Granite manufacturers would have a very restricted business if they where
entirely honest about the limitations of supporting structures and most
98% so-called granites are actually hones and polished rock materials that
are not quite as strong especially the crystalline and aggregate materials.
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