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Old 09-16-2018, 10:57 PM   #1
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Should I Accept This Concrete Flatwork?


Seems like i am getting horrible concrete work. Is not getting any better. Check out the latest approach has a hump, joints suck, edges suck. Should i give them the boot?
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:08 PM   #2
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Re: Should I Accept This Concrete Flatwork?


How does one become a super and have to ask this question?

What did the contract specs say?

Is this your driveway?

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Old 09-16-2018, 11:17 PM   #3
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How does one become a super and have to ask this question?

What did the contract specs say?

Is this your driveway?
First of all, please dont insult me or my job. Id rather not have any answer from you your going start out being a smart ass.
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:35 PM   #4
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First of all, please dont insult me or my job. Id rather not have any answer from you your going start out being a smart ass.


Sure thing Nancy

But before I go, can you tell me how are contract specs are insulting?
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Re: Should I Accept This Concrete Flatwork?


I wouldn't call it flatwork.
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Itís not too bad.... if he was using a backhoe to screed it. And a skid steer to finish it.
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Re: Should I Accept This Concrete Flatwork?


does seem like an odd question for a super.

did you oversee the job? couldn't call them on it then?

but yea, does look like chit....

you generally get what you pay for....
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Itís not too bad.... if he was using a backhoe to screed it. And a skid steer to finish it.
with his eyes closed....
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Seems like i am getting horrible concrete work. Is not getting any better. Check out the latest approach has a hump, joints suck, edges suck. Should i give them the boot?
If you have to ask the question, in most cases, you probably already know the answer...

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Seems like i am getting horrible concrete work. Is not getting any better. Check out the latest approach has a hump, joints suck, edges suck. Should i give them the boot?
Do you like it? It seems like you don't! If not why are you asking for others opinions? Did you pay him yet?
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Yes
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Sure thing Nancy

But before I go, can you tell me how are contract specs are insulting?


here you go Bull, if you want you can give this to him so he can fill out a report




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Re: Should I Accept This Concrete Flatwork?


As an untrained guy who never laid concrete in my life it looks like every other concrete job I've ever seen.

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Re: Should I Accept This Concrete Flatwork?


That'a a picture frame, broom finish and poor example to boot...dummy joints aren't straight nor are they deep enough ( 25% the thickness of the slab)...the screeding and float was horrible as confirmed by the undulations. I know an inspector around these parts that would fail the final for sure.

So to answer your question,...yes, you should seek competent professionals next time around.
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Re: Should I Accept This Concrete Flatwork?


I have never done concrete work before (other than small stuff) and I could do better with no thumbs and blindfolded.
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Re: Should I Accept This Concrete Flatwork?


Is that a slope or just an optical illusion?

Do you accept it? Can't see the entire pour.

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Slapped up low budget track house-Yes
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Re: Should I Accept This Concrete Flatwork?


Some points of interest:

1. That looks like a really steep driveway. Maybe this should have been addressed at the site prep stage.
2. The sidewalk portion of the driveway, where the sidewalk would carry through, is actually required by some municipalities to be somewhat flat like that. ADA requirement cross slope not to exceed 2% slope. Could this be the reason for the lack of continuity in the slope of the driveway? I've seen a lot like this. Stupid, unless you're in a wheelchair.
3. Broom direction is supposed to be opposite of, or at a right angle, to the direction of travel. Poor workmanship.
4. Broom was applied while concrete was too wet. Again, Poor workmanship.
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This is one of the dumbest post.
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Re: Should I Accept This Concrete Flatwork?


I can't stand the "picture frame" concrete.

I have never done that and never will.

Some other observations from the pictures...

The sloped part of the driveway should have lined up with the edge of the walk. The walk should have been jointed through the driveway. I think the "hump" is just the flattening of the slope to match the walk and meet ADA compliance. It is just in the wrong place and not cut in right.

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