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Nowadays, contractor tried to save cost by using wood instead of make a solid concreate stand to support the kitchen sink.
My wood stand corroded! Worse is I may have to pull off the almost the whole kitchen cabinet ....all affected (linked)... dead....$$$ .... anybody in similiar plight?
Last edited by Angelmum; 19-04-2010 at 10:27 AM.
Still under warranty? Contract never write that cabinet is made of wood?
Did you call back your contactor and ask like why it happen? For me, during my first year of moving to my new house, also got a lot of problem, go back to them and get it replaced, thank God my contractor is good, get it replaced for free
Carpentry means the cabinet below the sink and its support? I guess yours considered cheap. My kitchen granite top and the wooden sink support is linked to half of my kitchen cabinet thus if they 'collapsed' while removing the problem part, I end up paying $3000... top cabinet sits on my kitchen granite.
Now washing bowls in toilet , still sourcing for a contractor who 'dares' to promise will be careful and dont break my granite top n cos a diasaster (burnt my pocket + inconvenience)
Wonder anybody tried portable kitchen sink?
Poor you, heart must be very pain to spend money on these reno, especially when it's just replacing and not new design..
Maybe yr kitchen smaller than mine thus cheaper?
Angelmum, not many contractors do the 'old fashion' method of using concrete for sink area already. When I requested for it for my previous rented place, the contractor looked at me weirdly.
Actually, there should not be erosion at all. There should be silicon in place to prevent water seepage into the wood. You need to replace the silicon on your own every year to maintain it.
Lucky you found somebody with good workmanship. Ya, not new design, designer has to fix and match existing cabinet which they told me end up more costly.... maybe I might as well hack the exisiting cabinet and just buy IKEA ready-made cabinets. Still hunting and comparing.
Maybe yr kitchen smaller than mine thus cheaper?
My sink is not link to anything cabinet cos it's in between 2 walls so quite lucky.. Contractor said was becos when washing, my sink top is flat n we didnt clean up the water and so water sipped in.. Got to be very careful after you change.. been reminding my maid to be very careful too till i think she also sian..
All the best to your hunting, can be tiring but fun
I've the same problem at the sink area. leakage under the sink and now water come out from the bottom . It has grown mushroom. see attached pic. Whenever the mushrooms grew , I need to take away. If I want to dismantle the whole area and the stove also affected. Anyone has recommedation contractor to build the concrete counter and how much. My friend has ask the contractor to do it for the new house , it cost her $1350 just build the concrete only and not yet add the top and cabinet.
I insisted I want concrete to last longer but this contractor quite unwilling. He's more keen to replace with wood.
Last edited by Angelmum; 28-04-2010 at 01:44 PM.
err, didnt see any pic .....
My contractor told me concrete + wood to cover the concrete sink support and blend with my existing Zen design is above $1000, excluding kitchen top . We are using the existing cabinet doors (2). With kitchen top (matching tiles), cost about $1500.
Last edited by Angelmum; 28-04-2010 at 01:46 PM.
i m not sure about what stand you r tokkin about.....but i presume the sink sits on a wooden cabinet?
IF your sink was not installed proper, even if its concrete, it will also leak and water seeps thru all over, and still you will need replace a new sink coz underneath the sink, it corrodes due to constant water exposure
and if its concrete, you cannot change the opening size, in the end you still need to redo a new concrete top and also a new worktop (in granite if you r tokkin about)
my house is using wood, been using that for a good 6years, no rotting, only problem i have is the tap leakage, and i have so far, replace the tap 3 times, cut the silicon, install my new tap, reseal with silicon. MY tap always leak after 1 year plusss
and so far, my sink is still ok after taking out and reinstalling back for 3 times lOlzzzzzz
sometimes it not about saving costs but its about how well these problems have been taken care of/anticipated etc, before the decision to make what materials etc....
this case will be worst with undermount sinks, i have seen undermount sinks that gave way, leaving the counter top and the cabinet detached....its scary but it happens.
Last edited by CanCanMum; 28-04-2010 at 04:02 PM.