Cracks In A Two Day Old Driveway - Masonry - Contractor Talk

Cracks In A Two Day Old Driveway

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-13-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
Registered User
Katchlight's Avatar
Trade: Concrete
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

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!
Katchlight is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!




Old 07-13-2010, 10:11 PM   #2
rselectric1's Avatar
Trade: Licensed Electrical Contractor and Remodeler
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 11,856
Rewards Points: 890

Re: Cracks In A Two Day Old Driveway

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.

Thanks for posting on The Moderators of this forum would prefer if you post Do It Yourself related topics on our sister site is designed for professional contractor's to discuss issues and topics related to the construction and remodeling industries. Many of our professional contractors are also members at and are looking forward to assist you with your needs.

Please take a moment to post your question at If your not already a member of you can sign up for a free account by going to

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused. This thread has been closed.


220...221...whatever it takes!
rselectric1 is online now  

concrete , cracks , freshly poured

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pouring new driveway on top of old driveway Brock Concrete & Paving 13 01-31-2015 10:22 AM
Pave driveway without paving parking area (on slope) winspiff Excavation & Site Work 6 06-25-2010 07:33 AM
Wood Cracks or Checking go_hercules Historical Restoration 3 04-07-2010 06:48 PM
driveway black top issue eekie34 Concrete & Paving 8 05-29-2009 02:30 PM
Someone used my driveway without permission Sportbilly General Discussion 40 03-02-2008 09:56 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for

At we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?