Failure Number 5: Poor
Poor workmanship is the sole
responsibility of the installing contractor.
I could give hundreds of
examples. The primary problem is from
employees not adequately trained, not informed, or not implementing and
following industry standards.
We appreciate the Marble Institute
of America Design Manual.
We recommend avoiding designs and
installations that require tightly butted joints. Where contractors are required to proceed to
install tightly butted joints, obtain a waiver of liability.
Washing the backs of all stone
tiles are required to remove the dust prior to
is part of a series of articles on Stone Failures (Dec. 2000) by
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