I hired a contractor to put in a large patio. Even though I informed him that there is shifting, he failed to put in rebar. Now the concrete is shifting and separating at the joints. There is about 1.5 to 2 inch crack down the joints and at least a two inch shift in height.
The contractor has since lost his license and I'm being told by the Contractors Board that I have no recourse unless I hire a lawyer to track him down. I've called him on numerous occasions and no return call.
It depresses me to even go out to my backyard now because I spent so much money on it and now it is dangerous to walk on because of the possibility of tripping from the shifts in the concrete.
I did my research on the contractor and checked out 5 of his jobs and interviewed previous clients.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I've considered tearing it out but it will cost me almost twice as much as I originally paid to put it in to re-do this project. Should I put a deck over it?? Please help if you can...