Got Granite Counters from Before 2015? Beware!

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The Hidden Truth About Your Granite Countertops: The Rusting Steel Reinforcement Rod  Problem

If you’ve had a granite countertop installed before 2015, chances are you’ve got more than just a beautiful slab of stone in your kitchen. Hidden beneath the surface lies a little-known secret: a steel reinforcement rod. Surprisingly, this rod doesn’t serve the structural purpose many believe it does. Rodding, as its known, it a process where a rod was added by installation companies to prevent breakage, especially during delivery.

rodding rusted steel rod in granite fix correctAt Stoneshine, we’re not just about restoring the shine of your countertops or applying protective coatings. We also specialize in addressing common issues homeowners face, including the dreaded rusting and cracking caused by these steel rods. Over time, as water from sinks interacts with the steel, corrosion sets in, leading to cracks in the granite.

This problem isn’t just cosmetic; it can compromise the integrity of your countertop. But fear not, because Stoneshine has the expertise to tackle this issue head-on. Our team employs a range of solutions to repair and rejuvenate your countertops.

See an example of a countertop fix we recently completed on a rusted rod with major cracks.

One option is the meticulous removal of the steel rod followed by careful filling with perfectly matched epoxy. This process not only fixes the cracks but also ensures that your countertop maintains its aesthetic appeal.

Alternatively, we can take a more transformative approach by reworking the stone itself. By removing the damaged material and incorporating new elements, such as a farmer’s sink, we can create a customized solution that suits your needs and preferences.

What sets Stoneshine apart is our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Our skilled professionals have the expertise and precision to deliver results that exceed expectations. We work closely with you to understand your specific requirements and craft a solution that restores the beauty and functionality of your countertops.

Furthermore, this sort of repair work generally takes 1-2 days to complete, minimizing inconvenience for you. The cost typically ranges from $2000 to $4000 USD (2024), depending on the level of work required and the specifics of your countertop.

So, if you’re facing the dilemma of rusted steel reinforcement rods and cracked granite, don’t despair. Turn to Stoneshine for expert assistance and unparalleled craftsmanship. With our help, your countertops will not only regain their pristine appearance but also stand the test of time.

If your stone surfaces in NYC, NJ & CT are worn or damaged, contact us today at (888) 400-4302 for a FREE restoration estimate. Let’s discuss how we can clean, protect and restore your stone surfaces. Your satisfaction is our top priority!

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