I had a new concrete driveway installed in the spring of 2004 - house
was completed in fall of 2003. I live in the Midwest and the winters
can be pretty harsh with ice, snow and salt. The concrete was sealed
by the contractor for an additional cost. In the landing pad area,
the concrete is now pealing, flaking, crumbling and on certain corners
is cracking. The front walk way, back walk way and patio are all
fine. I am most likely way beyond any warranty, but am going to
contact the contractor for advice. Is there anything I should or can
be doing such as cleaning and resealing to prevent any further
damage. Any advice on this annoying problem would be greatly
not an expert, but your concrete is spalling. If you put salt on it, before
it's over a year old, that is what always happens.
I called quickcrete and they told me exactly what products to buy, and how
to do it.
He did suggest getting anything loose off with a powerwashwer.
On Mar 18, 10:11 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
to help select your next concrete contractor, it would be time well
spent visiting with the company with the concrete trucks, their
then visit their happy customers.
the first big job we had: contractor #1 was excellent on results;
pricey but negotiated on his estimating, and made up his "loss" with
later upcharges during the job. the second big job had the first
contractor #1 show up and argue for an upcharge and walk off. the
second big job's second contractor #2 estimated and we waited and
waited and called and waited some more. he finally showed up and did a
great job. his long delay in starting was due to his admitted money
the experienced contractor #1 will mentally size up the job, your
ability to pay him, and what you might be willing to pay for the job.
#3: the experienced salesweasel will walk around, write up every
corner of the job, steps, pitch, drainage, and upcharge and is working
up a big estimate as you walk him around the job as he excessively
discusses the job while wearing you down [he didn't get either job].
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