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Cracked granite kitchen benchtop

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by Anne11, 19th Jun, 2015.

  1. Anne11

    Anne11 Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    My 4 year old kitchen benchtop has a 30 cm or so crack near the cooktop.

    Not sure if anyone has done DIY repair or you have engaged a professional to put the steel bar underneath and seal the top?

    Appreaciate if you have any reliable contact for a similar repair.

    Thank you,

    Anne
     

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  2. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Thats a quartz composite benchtop not granite,

    Crack like that... may be fixable with a resin injection... otherwise replacement time. It looks like ice snow or similar you may be able to get a matching piece (batch variations aside) in the same.
     
  3. Anne11

    Anne11 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much DaveM.

    Regards,

    Anne
     
  4. MRTLR1000

    MRTLR1000 Active Member

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    check your Insurance Policy. You may have accidental damage cover on your property
     
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    dabbler Well-Known Member

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    I know this does not help, but do you mind sharing if you know what caused this.
     
  6. Aaron Sice

    Aaron Sice Well-Known Member

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    i'll put a buck on the fact there are pot drawers underneath with big, heavy pots in them.

    as they are opened and closed they flex the cabinet.
     
  7. Emoi

    Emoi Well-Known Member

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    Never had that happen with laminex and the tenants wont pay any extra for granite.
     
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    Reno Crazy Well-Known Member

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    How disappointing. Any luck with a 7 year builders guarantee?? My neighbours cracked between the sink and zip tap. The kitchen company replaced the top for her after 2 years use.
     
  9. BP_

    BP_ New Member

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    A crack like that is from a point load or thermal fracturing as Stone does not crack on its own.
    It has been there a while as the crack is so long. Like a crack in the windscreen of your car...a crack in any stone will keep growing or running.

    There is no DIY fix. We only know of one company that can fix such damage so you can not see it and it will restore the Stone Benchtop back to the original state. The Stone Guy they are Australia wide and do fantastic work