Level the countertop carefully. Use wood shims as needed to make sure the surface reads level from side to side and front to back. The slabs are held in place by their weight and friction, as well as a bead of silicone applied along the cabinet edges (plus silicone beads placed behind and beneath the backsplash pieces). The workers came equipped with a palette of caulk/sealant in various colors, which they mixed on site to blend with the specific granite pattern cho- sen for this project. When the colored sealant was applied to the joint between granite sections and polished smooth, the seam became nearly invisible. If it's necessary to make any minor on-site cuts to the granite, such as trimming the length of a back- splash section, a grinder equipped with a diamond- grit blade should do the trick.
Note the angle-iron bracing clamped across the length of the countertop to stabilize and reinforce its shape. This is particularly important for the section with the sink cut-out, which has a weakened center area since the granite is missing.
This L-shaped counter required two sections seamed together.