Originally Posted by JoeD
Looks like spalling. Do you use salt on drive and walks in the winter?
That's the thing, I meant to say that we most definitely do NOT salt our driveway. Any salt would have come from vehicles in winter...you see how it travels ALL the way out to the sidewalk...Its almost like that entire section was poured at once during construction.
Anyway, while we await word from HOA (which will probably just threaten to fine us, not help us), this is not a situation that can be "patched"....the entire driveway would have to be re-poured?
The more immediate concern is the rust staining since we can wait on the concrete, but may get fines for the staining...any suggestions on how to handle the rust? Thank You for ALL posters...I realize you are taking your own valuable time to write these responses and I do not take that for granted. BOTH my wife and myself recently lost our jobs, so your advice is truly appreciated.
(One thought: Our driveway seems to be at the focal point of a VERY gradual sloping to our left and right. When we had large snow melts, a small lake would collect at the foot of our driveway. Could this salty solution being tracked onto our driveway over and over really be the cause? I mean there is ZERO spalding/damage on neighbors houses in either direction.)