Asked on May 16, 2016

What can I do about my sink that separated from the countertop?

by Txpoole54
My bathroom vanity sink has separated from the granite countertop. Any suggestions on how to re-attach? Should I call a plumber or a granite installer?
Sink separated from granite countertop
Sink separated from granite countertop
  6 answers
  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 16, 2016
    I would contact whoever installed the undermount sink. It doesn't look like it was installed properly.
  • William William on May 16, 2016
    MN MOM is correct! The caulk is just a seal between the sink and countertop. There should have been mounting clips mounted to the underside of the countertop that hold the lip of the sink to the countertop. Here is an explanation.
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    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 17, 2016
      @Txpoole54 Good Luck
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 16, 2016
    Totally agreed,When was this done and by whom?
  • Txpoole54 Txpoole54 on May 16, 2016
    Got the question answered and will follow up with the suggestion.
  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Sep 04, 2016
    There should be clips underneath that hold up the sink. Crawl under the sink with a flashlight and see if they need adjusting. You should redo that before you actually adjust them so there's no leak into your cabinet.
  • Chris Chris on Oct 19, 2016
    The same thing happened in my double kitchen, which broke pipes, original builder gone. We added support copper pipes made into a rectangle shape, to hold up the edges and middle of the sink adding wood pieces to make it the correct height, using lots of caulk before pushing the slightly bent metal sink in place. Originally they did not use any clips, only caulk which failed when washing dishes. 15 years later and even the caulk does not need replacing.