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mmmon13 05-24-2011 02:22 PM

bad concrete on pool decking
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we hired a contractor to resurface our pool decking, it looked bad from the start, discolored in several different variations, cracks, etc. they did pour the concrete during a temp. of 25degrees? That was a year ago, since then it has turned into a hideous site. it cracks when you walk on it. attachede are some photos, please give me any information.; from the research ive done, i have come to the conclusion it was a bad batch of "aggregate", but the contractor hasn't agreed to do a thing. what are my options? thank you.

oldognewtrick 05-24-2011 05:17 PM

You say that it looked bad from the start, did you pay them? Has the contractor been back to see the mess they left?

Options...clean slate and start all over again...oh by the way, :welcome: to House Repair Talk!

nealtw 05-24-2011 11:48 PM

In Canada 25 degrees is a warm day but I suspect your 25 was below freezing. Did he attempt to keep it warm after putting it down.

itsreallyconc 05-27-2011 07:14 AM

suspect prep work was incorrect ( 25* C= 77* F - perfect temp,,, resurfacing would generally not require coarse aggregate as the thickness would normally be 1/8" or less,,, i'll bet aggregate failure isn't the cause.

' resurface OR pour the concrete ? ? ? your post doesn't make clear just what you contracted to have done,,, trying to discover options after paying a bill is backwards imo.

nealtw 05-27-2011 08:05 AM

If it was 77 degrees with a little wind the surface may have dried to fast.

itsreallyconc 05-27-2011 08:11 AM

so true & if a frog had wings, he wouldn't bump his *** when he tried to fly across the floor :D UNLESS the op clarifies the post, we'll never know, neal

oldognewtrick 05-27-2011 10:26 AM

Seeings how the op is from Georgia, I'd suspect it was 25' F. Does it get that cold in GA?

itsreallyconc 05-27-2011 10:33 AM

i agree & wonder HTH DID I MISS THAT, dog ? ? ? augusta ? yep, it does get that cold,,, still looks like an overlay to me & they're very tricky when it comes to low temps - we worked in augusta for several yrs & still don't take chances on o'lays at lo temps,,, wait til it warms is ALWAYS easier,,, cold-weather placing of conc is 1 thing IF you're experienced & have curing blankets or other aids - o'lays are another

oldognewtrick 05-27-2011 10:37 AM

...but you do have bull frogs with wings, huh? Heck we have cicadas out the wazoo right now and I thought they were bad;)

itsreallyconc 05-27-2011 01:29 PM

enough w/explaining to me what i meant to say - that is the exclusive province of my bride, nagzilla :rofl:

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