GOOD MORNING AND HAPPY 4TH OF JULY.I HAVE A CRACK IN MY GRANITE COUNTER TOP THAT IS ABOUT 20 INCHES LONG AND 1/8 INCH WIDE. HOUSE IS 30 YEARS OLD, GRANITE INSTALLED 13 YEARS AGO. CRACKED ATER 10 YEARS BUT. ANYWAY, THE CRACK IS TWO INCHES OFF THE BACK WALL BEHIND THE KITCHEN FAUCETS AND RUNS PARALLEL TO THE WALL. I CAN'T REMOVE THE COUNTER BUT CAN ONLY FILL IT. HAD IT DONE PROFESSIONALLY BUT IT DID NOT HOLD. I DO IT WITH WATERPROOF CAULK JUST TO KEEP WATER FROM GETTIG INTO THE CRACK. HOW CAN I PERMANENTLY FIX THIS THING OR IS IT BEYOND REPAIR
PROFESSIONAL REPAIR-NOT SURE WHAT THEY USED. I REPAIR IT WITH CAULK JUST TO STOP WATER PENTRATION
Welcome, I will do my best to help you with your problem
The only "fix" would be to fill the crack with color matched epoxy. It sounds like the top may not be properly supported. If there is any movement in the cabinetry or whatever is supporting the top then the crack could open up again when the moisture levels in the wood in the house change from winter to summer
WHAT APOXY SHOULD I GET? ARE ALL APOXYS THE SAME AND DOES IT ACT LIKE A GLUE?
I SAW A FEW VIDEOS ON LINE WHERE THEY WERE GLUEING TWO PIECES TOGETHER USING ISTABOND. I ASSUME MY ISSUE IS DIFFERENT OR SHOULD I TERAT IT LIKE THAT?
Epoxy is a type of adhesive and it might actually glue the pieces together if the crack is clean and the gap big enough to get the epoxy more than half way into the crack. Give me a minute and I'll see if I can find you what you might use
For the crack to be more or less permanently glued back together you'd have to take the piece apart which is not feasible in a case like this
THANKS I FIGURED THAT WAS THE CASE. WILL ANY EPOXY DO?
OH, MAYBE THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING INTO
Yes but you need to color it to match. Still looking for the best alternative
You need this coloring kit and the epoxy listed below or you could just buy tubes of epoxy locally. You first mix the colors together to get your match then mix the epoxy then mix the colorant and the mixed epoxy together
You need to get all the old caulking removed if you want a good bond
THANKS RICK, GOT THE OLD STUFF OUT. I WILL GIVE IT A TRY. HAVE A GOOD 4TH.
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