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Manufactured Solid-Surface Countertop (Integrated Basin) Cracks At The Drain

Article Number

6.12

Condition

MANUFACTURED SOLID-SURFACE COUNTERTOP (INTEGRATED BASIN) CRACKS AT THE DRAIN

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Manufactured solid-surface countertops shall be installed to prevent stress cracking and in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials. · Damage resulting from improper maintenance or additions, deletions or alterations made by the homeowner is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Manufactured solid-surface countertops not meeting the acceptable performance shall be repaired.

Remarks

Identify any damaged countertops during the PDI and record any damage on the PDI Form, to avoid any dispute about whether the damage was caused by the builder. Manufactured solid-surface countertops can be brittle and damaged by impact. Over-tightening of drains or fasteners may cause stress cracks. Care should be taken when cleaning or servicing to prevent cracking or chipping. See Also: 11.9 SCRATCHES/CHIPS ON COUNTERTOPS

  

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