DaysToCompletion

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

PLEASE READ - VERY IMPORTANT!!!

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!!!

12 comments:

  1. That sounds scary! I'm glad to hear nothing serious happened. Thanks for the advice. It's much appreciated!

    ReplyDelete
  2. OMG BD! Thank goodness noone got hurt! Thats pretty scary!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you for telling us about this. I have started to compile a list of all the things I need to keep an eye on during the construction process and this has been added.

    ReplyDelete
  4. OMG! Someone definitely could've gotten hurt, but thank goodness no one did! Wow--how did the construction workers and INSPECTORS fail to realize that the granite was loose and unstable? I'm happy everyone is ok.

    ReplyDelete
  5. In our model (the Milan) the breakfast bar over looks the den and the morning room is separate, toward the back of the house and kitchen. I can't imagine how awful it would have been to have that crashing down on one of the children! granite is HEAVY!!

    I'm so sorry this happened, but I am relieved to hear that no one was hurt. I'm also glad your PM is on top of things!

    Thanks for the heads up BD!

    ReplyDelete
  6. WOW! Thank goodness no one got hurt and thanks for thinking of the e-community to share it with. Will definitely be checking this out!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for the info. Glad no one was hurt.

    ReplyDelete
  8. New cabinets can be installed during your kitchen countertops replacement to help you create a color pattern and design that is complimentary throughout the entire room.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your house looks great! Where did you find your sunroom furniture? I am building a Venice and have a morning room and can't for the life of me find cute sunroom furniture anywhere!

    ReplyDelete
  10. @crazy4buckeyes...the sunroom furniture came from Sears.

    ReplyDelete
  11. So sorry this happened, but thankful you posted this information. We are currectly building a Courtland in West Grove, Pa. At our last look at the house I noticed that very wall was not very stable. I will use you experience to address the issue. Thank you, your blog has beed very helpful.

    ReplyDelete