I need a little help here guys. I installed my first 3cm top from Dovae about six months ago with no problems. Went back to the customer’s house for another job and she informed me the seam had cracked above her dishwasher. Sure enough it is cracked from the front for ten inches.
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.
(Laminate and Solid Surfacing Forum)
From contributor M:
Dremel tool and fill the groove with adhesive? If someone from Chemcore told you that, they are obviously not selling enough material and need to sell you more material you'll need to replace the tops. A Dremel tool doesn't have the power and you won't be able to get a straight line. You can't just "fill the groove" with adhesive, without it showing.