For those of you that have granite countertops with a small breakfast bar between the kitchen and morning room please inspect it closely to make sure it is firmly attached to the wall it sits on. We had an accident at our house today that could have resulted in a serious serious injury and we would feel horrible if it happened to one of our eFamily members or worse yet one of their children. Our punch list guy was at the house banging out the list of items still to be completed when he rested his hand against the granite counter top while working on something else and the whole granite top let loose and fell off the other side, hit the floor, and broke into numerous pieces. Fortunately the only damage was to a few planks of hardwood and the granite itself...it could have easily landed on his foot or worse yet a child sitting on a stool at the bar. I know those aren't pleasant thoughts but it was very scary...his hands were still shaking when we saw him.
Upon inspecting the adhesive that was still firmly attached to the granite it was very apparent what had happened. The top of the wall that the granite sits on was still covered in dust and debris and the adhesive that was attached to the granite was totally covered with the same dust and debris. They had never cleaned the top surface of the wall and the adhesive stuck to the debris instead of the top of the wall like it normally would...it also appeared as if they didn't use enough adhesive and when a little pressure was applied the granite slid right off the other side.
Our PM was all over it and within minutes had called the granite company and flooring company to order emergency replacements for both. I am sure the conversation with the granite company will not be as cordial when we aren't around.
Since most of us have added the morning room and the little breakfast bar is a common feature with the morning room I want you all to carefully and safely inspect the granite to make sure it is firmly attached. While this is not a pleasant post we will have at least gotten the word out and if it helps someone else avoid serious injury...well so be it!!!