Last September/October I had a new 40x60' pad in front of my garage
poured along with a 45x4' sidewalk from the house to the garage. This
company also did a 250' asphalt turnaround. (I couldn't afford all
Anyway, I will dispense initially with all the issues I had with these
guys trying to get them to finish it properly at the end because it is
a bit long.
Here in Minnesota the ice had just melted on the concrete pad as the
fellow who plowed lost his Ford truck in a garage fire. I only cleared
areas where we walked and I parked my service truck (Iam an
electrician) Anyhow, this past Wednesday it had all melted and was
gone so I thought I'd get the broom out and sweep the debris off at
least and tidy it up a bit.
Well kiss my ass, now there are pits (quarter size) and along some of
the joints it has disintegrated and crumbled completely and where the
pits are seem that the concrete let go where large aggregate is under.
With all the crap I put up with and the threats I got from the
salesman when I held back a portion of the final money due until they
cleaned the HYDRAULIC FLUID that leaked onto 2 day old poured concrete
from the rollers they parked when they did the asphalt part. There
were 2 large puddles the size of a 5 gallon bucket and dozens of
others where they backed onto it each time while using the rollers on
the asphalt. Quarter sized drops, evenly spaced again from the
They never did return to clean it so I did it myself and they also
never sealed it. I finally got them to give me the sealant and I would
do it myself. 2 gallons they left me for a pad and sidewalk the size
I previously mentioned. I ended up buying 3 more and it was pretty
close to not enough. Now about that 2nd coat...........
They deducted $500 from almost $14K bill for the hydraulic fluid leak
and not sealing it. I just wanted it over with. This jerk, the owner
in fact said "he'd be happy to accept $500 for a little oil on a
driveway that's going to get oil on it anyway, it's a driveway"
Get the drift of the mentality of what I went through?
Now this disintegration of the pad.I am afraid I am in for a big
fight. Might even get a little physical since they were good at
threats before. Seriously.
Anyway, did the fluid create what I am seeing now, or is it from not
sealing it for a month or perhaps not properly.?
Any replies of info appreciated,
Roscoe aka Rick
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