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Old 07-13-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
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Cracks In A Two Day Old Driveway


I am not a contractor but I need the opinions of professionals in the field as to what is reasonable to expect. Just had a driveway poured in Salt Lake City, UT. Poured in two sections at 7:00am each day. the first section was 8 sections 10x10. Contractor came back later that day and cut control joints 10 feet apart. First section is beautiful. 4 days later poured the second section. Same procedure. Concrete is a much lighter color and 6 of the 8 sections have cracks running through two days later. 2 are parallel to the control joint but about a foot inside and both then have cracks that branch out and cut through the center of the slab. Sigh... He says he is going to come out and seal the cracks and that it is common and acceptable for this to happen. I am leaning towards a bad batch of concrete for the second pour. Is he right and I should just chaulk it up to bad luck or should he do something more extreme? (tear out and redo the second pour...) I probably am in the wrong section here but would really value professionals and their opinions over a bunch of DIY'ers like me chiming in with their 2 cents worth. Thanks!
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:11 PM   #2
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Sorry for your dilemma. However Contractor Talk cannot be a party to disputes between homeowners and contractors. Please check with your neighbors, friends and co-workers and find a reputable firm that can assess this problem. Sorry, but I have to hit you with the DIY script and close the thread. Do check out the DIY forum though.


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