Granite Sink Cutout Cracked
Granite cracks can happen during transport and installation. The weakest part of the countertop is at the sink cutout. To help prevent cracks in this area, fabricators reinforce the stone with a metal rebar. As long as the moisture barrier is sound, this rod poses no problems. If the moisture barrier is compromised, then the rod will rust and expand. As a result, the granite cracks. This is exactly what happened to homeowners in La Jolla, California.
Set In Stone Restoration has an excellent reputation for stone repair and restoration work in the San Diego area. The homeowners saw examples of similar repairs for other clients, and they were convinced that we were the company to call.
Our Repair and Refinishing Process
First, we set aside the broken pieces for later. Then we removed the rusted re-bar and thoroughly cleaned and neutralized the area. We reassembled and reattached the stone using adhesives that actually made the reassembled piece stronger than the original stone. To help conceal the repaired area, we honed and polished the granite, restoring the finish to match the surrounding stone. Our final step was to recaulk, seal, and buff the sink cutout.
The homeowners were very pleased with our high quality, precision repair work.