Last week, I had a contractor pour concrete in our backyard for a
backyard patio. The contractor came in one day with his crew, got
concrete mixing trucks, poured the concrete and left.
Now the patio looks good, but I see that he "broomed" it at the end,
so the patio is not "smooth". I had not expected this and I guess I
was hoping for a smooth finish (as in a garage floor). I assumed (I
guess naively) that the contractor would make it a smooth finish. Why
do I like a smooth finish? Well, I'm thinking since it is a patio,
sometimes we may want to wander on it barefoot :-) In the future, I
also want to stain it, and I'm thinking a smoother finish will look
better when it is stained.
He is going to come back next week... I have to pay him yet.
Is there anything I can ask him to make it smoother? Is it possible at
all? Is it very expensive? The concrete patio is about 16x30 sq.ft.
Thank you all.