NEW! Quartz countertop backsplash issue

Old 01-27-14, 08:45 AM
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NEW! Quartz countertop backsplash issue

Need help. The quartz countertop we just had installed has a large gap between the wall and the backsplash. The company says fill it with caulk, I saw cut a wider piece (I was told my various people this can be done).

The length is 40" and the gap is 1/2" wide.

Thoughts on what to do? They said to add an additional stone backsplash to it but we don't want to do so.
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Old 01-27-14, 09:36 AM
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While I have caulked gaps like that - it's not ideal. They should have measured better including checking to see if the wall was plumb. Had they took the unplumb wall into account they could have made it a little wider and cut the drywall to set it in there a lot closer.

Another option would be to build out the drywall with a setting compound.
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Generally a gap like that is caused when the wall is not straight. Does the back splash have that large a gap along it's entire length or is it only at that end?
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No, that is the end of the backsplash. Home Depot installed the countertops. We've had a lot of issues with them regarding damaged cabinets, etc. This was the absolute LAST thing they needed to install and of course, the contractor they hired to take the measurements for the template to install the countertops obviously didn't check the wall.
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Home Depot installed the countertops.

Most likely your wall has a out of Square stud along the length of the counter. It is tight at one end and floats 1/2" at the other. You need to split the difference and inset the backsplash at the midway point so that the two ends pull close enough to caulk the smaller gap and move on.

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