To recap the quote above, I did not suggest ‘100% perfect.’ The fantasy land is creating false attribution. The homeowner has every right to receive a non botched job. That’s all.researcher wrote: ↑Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:57 amThis advice is only applicable for those living in a fantasy land.I'd ask them to redo it and let them know given the money spent for this project it had better be perfect this time. How they do it or how much it costs them to repair is not your concern and you should not involve yourself in that issue.
It absolutely IS on the homeowner to figure out this mess and to decide "how they do it".
The reality is, the homeowner will be severely negatively impacted in this fairly tale quest for the "100% perfect" kitchen.
In order to add 1 internal bead of caulk to make it "perfect", here's how things could play out...
- Water must be turned off to the kitchen sink...plumber must come to unattach/reinstall...sink can't be used.
- Drywall is damaged during backsplash removal...must bring in another crew to fix the damage (lots of dust) and repaint.
- Counter is lifted (by a third set of strangers in your house), but cracks...OP says counters are on a 2 month backorder.
- Unable to use kitchen for 3+ months until new counters are installed & sink hooked back up.
By the way, one doesn’t need a plumber to turn off water unless someone forgot to install two valves. Reach under the sink and turn off the tap, and unscrew the supply lines from same. Any contractor (or even semi handy homeowner) can do that, plus remove the drain connection from the sink.
If it is only cosmetic, then there is less to do. But if/when a botched job causes water damage later, the whole process needs to be done anyway, plus water damage remediation. The original installer may not be willing then to fix, if they are still around, so more contractors may be necessary.