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New Soapstone -- telling a crack from a fissure

15 years ago

Hi all:

We just had a new soapstone kitchen counter installed and it appears that there is a significant crack going along the length of one side. It follows an vein, however, I can feel it with my finger, it goes along the end and there is expocy (sp) in it in the underside. This does not seem right -- is this something that is part of soapstone and natural counters? I am worried about it growing (it already seems like it has) and I am worried about the structural integrity if it a crack. How do I know whether it is a crack I need to worry about or a nature fissure? Thanks for any help you can provide.

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