Is a Solid Surface Crack Fixable?
I was told when I fabricated the top I wouldn't need to put any 4" wide solid surface strips under the seams like I always do on 1/2". Obviously that is incorrect. My question is: what is the best way to fix the crack. It is almost invisible and broke very cleanly with no jagged edge.
They suggest using a Dremel tool and cutting the thinnest groove through the seam possible, drill a hole at the end of the crack, and fill it all with adhesive. When that dries glue a 4" support strip under the seam as usual. I have never had a top crack before and I need some advice from someone who has fixed this type of problem. Thanks for the help.
From contributor D:
Not only should you have used a 4" support under the seam you should have never placed a seam over a dishwasher because of the heat issue. Sounds like you might have to take a loss and replace that section of top. Consider it the price of learning.
From contributor H:
I also use Dovae' and unless you have material left from that job, the color will most likely not match – at least that has been my experience with Dovae'.
From contributor A:
Putting a seam over the dishwasher was not good unless you put a very large seam plate, and on 3 cm, seam plates aren't used. Basically you just shouldn't put a seam over a dishwasher, heat, steam and lack of support almost guarantees it will fail. The fix is simple, tear it out and re-seam. Nothing else will work.
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