The neighbor who sat on my granite countertop last Friday.....

kgolbyNovember 5, 2013

is one lucky son of a gun!!!! Below are the after pictures from the repair. I have to say if I didn't know where the break was I would never have known about it. Thank you to oldryder & Trebuchet who gave me reassurance when I desperately needed it. It was greatly appreciated.

The installer did say there was a natural fissure at the corner which was the reason why it broke. If the fissure hadn't been there he said more than likely the corner wouldn't have broken off. But he did say no one should be sitting on granite counter tops regardless. Amen!

kara

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martinkk333

Wow. Beautiful repair. Congrats! So happy it worked out so well for you. You kitchen looks lovely.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 8:12PM
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bpathome

What repair? Well done!

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 8:15PM
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maid_o_cliff

That really looks great and you sure can't see any repair! Congrats

Red

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 8:29PM
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autumn.4

Wow! That is awesome! :)

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 8:40PM
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PeggyCoggins

Wow! Best granite repair I have ever seen

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 8:45PM
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williamsem

My brain knows it's there, but my eyes say it's not! Very nice repair, and now you at least know that fissure won't be causing you any more problems.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 8:47PM
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lavender_lass

That is one lucky neighbor! Where are your dozen roses, bottle of champagne and hand-written apology? :)

Nice job on the repair...you'd never know it was ever broken!

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 8:48PM
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sunsoleil

I would never have imagined that would be possible! I am so happy for you.
Can you describe the repair process?

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 8:53PM
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elphaba_gw

Now that I've got a minute to look at it without feeling so sorry that it broke, I can see that that granite is absolutely gorgeous. So glad things turned out well (and so quickly too).

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 8:58PM
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athomesewing

Absolutely amazing! That is a great looking repair! And, what a relief! Your original thread was heartbreaking. Thanks so much for posting the followup photos.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 9:02PM
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snookums2

Looks like he did a beautiful job! Gorgeous stone, what a relief.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 9:52PM
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chiefy

wow, what a quick resolution! and it looks great. Talk about a win-win.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 9:53PM
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smiling

Fabulous result. Like you, I was just sick seeing that broken corner, and couldn't have imagined it would be so totally invisible after repair. What an expert job! It cheers me up just to know that there are still such great craftspeople out there! SO glad for you, and thanks again for posting the follow-up.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 10:02PM
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hollr

Very impressive repair!

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 10:21PM
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cat_mom

Terrific!!!

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 10:37PM
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EATREALFOOD

Oh it came out so nice. Glad to see you were able to get the repair done so well. There's nothing like a broken counter(or even chips) to make you sick to your stomach.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 10:40PM
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romy718

So glad that the repair looks so good!

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 10:48PM
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kgolby

Annalyn123,

He used a glue similar to super glue to attach the broken piece back. He said it's around 100x's stronger than super glue. Not sure what the other material is called that he used to fill in the gaps. It came in a variety of colors which he used to disguise where the crack was. He matched the colors of the granite perfectly.

I took a pic of my island so y'all could see my granite. It's 2 bookend slabs that match in the middle where the sink is. The broken corner was on the left end right above where the trash can pullout is. I was heartbroken last Friday thinking we'd have to replace the stone. Just so relieved it was a happy resolution.

Don't look too closely behind my island. It's really messy....hahaha!!

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 10:48PM
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rebecca3142

Thank goodness for all involved. Looks perfect!!!

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 11:05PM
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cookncarpenter

Looks great!
Remind your neighbor he really lucked out, and from now on to keep his butt off your counters, and his Coors Light partying in the back yard or garage ;)

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 11:07PM
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BlackChamois

I would never know! That repair is flawless! Congratulations!!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 12:14AM
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valinsv

Amazing!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 1:09AM
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bookworm4321

Now that took skill!!!

So relieved for everyone

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 5:15AM
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a2gemini

Amazing!
I agree- your neighbor should send you those roses and an apology.
Also a beautiful granite!
What company did the repair?

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 6:09AM
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aktillery9

That is amazing! You would NEVER know anything happened. I am so happy you got it fixed and that it looks perfect!!!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 6:21AM
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Trebruchet

Repairs don't get much better. Good for you.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 7:04AM
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kgolby

a2gemini, We used 4 Seasons Granite in Jacksonville, FL. Highly recommend Jose & his crew if you are in my area. Can't say enough great things about their quality of work & professionalism.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 7:22AM
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nosoccermom

Great repair! I bet your neighbor is now very careful around counter tops :)
Thanks for sharing. I had no clue that one can't sit or stand, for that matter, on granite counter tops.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 10:36AM
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jellytoast

Awesome job! I'm so happy it all worked out for you. Your neighbor must be breathing a huge sigh of relief.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 11:01AM
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deedles

yay! Nice repair job.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 11:24AM
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Holly- Kay

I am so happy for you! Your granite is just stunning and they did a wonderful job repairing it. It doesn't look like there was a repair made!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 12:09PM
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Fori is not pleased

Nice fix! I was going to say you need to mention the company but I see someone already did.

Silly neighbor! I know it's hard to tell someone to get their derriere off your counter. I like to think Miss Manners would say, "Oh dear! That counter is somewhat fragile and I wouldn't want you to be hurt if it should break. Let me get you a chair!"

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 12:17PM
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teachertile

Wow!! that looks great! I'm sure you all feel so much better!!!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 12:40PM
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Mgoblue85

Are you sure that isn't the before picture (meaning before the break)?!!! I'm sure you are hugely relieved as is your neighbor!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 1:31PM
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Trebruchet

"⦠I had no clue that one can't sit or stand, for that matter, on granite counter tops."

nosoccermom:

You can sit and stand on properly installed granite with the possible exception of sink rails. Proper installation creates the necessary strength in tension for sitting or standing.

If this was a fissure as diagnosed by the repairperson, the neighbor may be more victim than perpetrator. Better his butt knocking it loose than the hands of a child.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 7:46PM
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heidia

YAY! I cannot tell at all! :)

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 2:22PM
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darbuka

Wow, I mean, WOW! Having seen the "before", that is one amazing
repair job!

Congrats!

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 2:54PM
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