My house is 2 1/2 years old. After 6 months the granite countertops separated. The granite installer said it was due to settling. I consulted a granite expert who photographed my uneven base cabinets and said this has caused the countertops to shift. I then called in the builder. He reasoned that a new house is "wet" and shrinkage in the first year caused shift. He will not take off the contertops and reset the cabinets to level. I realize this would be big expense for the builder.
However, aside from looking bad, any spilled liquid on the countertops leaks through the open seams onto the top of the base cabinets and sits there.
Should I insist that the builder correct the problem or am I over-reacting?