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crack in granite on new install

Maurizio, I just had giallo portafino granite installed. I noticed what appears to be a crack in the granite. There are two pieces where i can feel these cracks. One is on the edge of the island. When i rub my fingers on the surface, I can feel it and visually see it. It is hairline. The other crack i noticed was on the bathroom counter slab at the front between the sink and the edge. I showed these to the owner of the company and he assures me that this is nothing to be concerned about. The cracks can be polished and filled. I am concerned, since i paid good money and dont know if the cracks will grow and get worse. Thank you for your time. Please advise.
 

Dear Adolfo:

 

I showed these to the owner of the company and he assures me that this is nothing to be concerned about. The cracks can be polished and filled.

 

The man spoke the truth.

 

I am concerned, since i paid good money and dont know if the cracks will grow and get worse.

 

That is everybody's guess, of course, but you must be fair: you have to give the man a chance to fix the cracks, with the (written) understanding that if further cracking will develop, etc.

 

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