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Old 05-24-2011, 02:22 PM  
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Default bad concrete on pool decking

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.


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Old 05-24-2011, 05:17 PM  
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You say that it looked bad from the start, did you pay them? Has the contractor been back to see the mess they left?

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Old 05-24-2011, 11:48 PM  
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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.
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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.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:05 AM  
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If it was 77 degrees with a little wind the surface may have dried to fast.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:11 AM  
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so true & if a frog had wings, he wouldn't bump his *** when he tried to fly across the floor UNLESS the op clarifies the post, we'll never know, neal
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Seeings how the op is from Georgia, I'd suspect it was 25' F. Does it get that cold in GA?
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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
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...but you do have bull frogs with wings, huh? Heck we have cicadas out the wazoo right now and I thought they were bad
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enough w/explaining to me what i meant to say - that is the exclusive province of my bride, nagzilla


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