These folks have a Cornerstone countertop that has been severely cracked in 3 places by the use of a Crock pot. (I know, why did it take 3 cracks before they stopped using the Crock Pot?) Would you believe, 2 of the cracks fixed themselves?
Of course they did not really fix themselves. There is a neat little thing that happens with a lot of these solid surface countertop cracks that many of my customers over the years have told me about. They hear the countertop crack, usually described to me as a gunshot sound, but they are not sure where the sound came from. They walk around the house and look for anything that may have fallen over or something. After being unable to find anything they quit looking.
Typically, a few hours later or in some cases even days, they may be wiping down the countertops and they find the crack because they can feel it, even though the speckled countertop pattern hides the crack from sight. Unless of course it is a gapping crack that you can see into.
Both of these pictures show the countertop with the cracks in them. Look closely, can you see the cracks?
I'm short on time right now so I will finish this post later. Be sure and check back or subscribe to the blog (top left column). Part 2 of this article can be found here http://cssrblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/cornerstone-countertop-repair.html
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