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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

First job of 2008. SSV faucet crack repair.

This is a Wilsonart SSV countertop. I got the call to go and check out what could be done. It has one of the typical problems that SSV tops get. Cracking around the faucet area.


There are several ways to fix this problem but almost all of them just involve cutting out the bad material and replaceing it with other SSV or the regular Wilsonart Gibraltar material. Either way, I do not ever like to repair SSV without giving a long tiring speech about how I can not guarantee the repair for more than about 5 minutes. (I will be posting more about SSV issues later.)

The alternative that I came up with to get around the problem of doing a repair that I can not stand behind, is to fabricate a platform for the faucet to be installed into. The platform is made out of the 1/2" material of Gibraltar that matches the color of the SSV.

Here are the before and afters. By the way, if you have seen the pictures on CSSR that look like this job, it isn't the same one. Same color and same situation but not the same job.



Finished. Even though this is not a typical repair, it is the best way to repair a crack around a faucet when it is in an SSV countertop. Had it been regular 1/2" solid surface, I would have done a normal repair that would have been invisible. (Ooops, you can't say invisible, it is inconspicuous!)

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1 comment:

lak17a said...

Great job;)