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    Jul 27, 2016, 05:57 PM
    Rains effect on New Concrete Sidewalks
    Hello,

    My contractor starting pouring my job yesterday and it rained shortly after they finished smoothing and edging it out. Today it looks sandy in several areas and dark spots in others. There is also some brush marks that just look strange. I am concerned it has affected the integrity of the concrete. Any thoughts on the photos? Should I make them re-do the pour? Thanks. Name:  IMG_4478.JPG
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    Jul 27, 2016, 06:00 PM
    We had a similar situation. The sidewalk got more and more pitted over the next months. It was finally redone six months later. Yes, repour.
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    Jul 27, 2016, 06:48 PM
    I agree with Wondergirl. Definitely repour. The damage done usually isn't visible for months after. Better to repour now and save yourself the hassle.
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    Jul 27, 2016, 06:54 PM
    The integrity has been destroyed. Inroads have been created. Rain and maybe freezing/thawing and general wear and tear as people walk on it will wear it down.
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    Jul 28, 2016, 06:31 PM
    I bet that contractor is going to have another solution. The rain damaged the surface but not the strength of the walkway. He is also going to say it was partially your job to cover it if it was not raining when he left the job.
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    Jul 28, 2016, 07:38 PM
    Appreciate everyone's responses. The contractor said the same thing about the surface only damage and strength being intact. He said he can fix it with some sort of overlay, called Palmers glue, and it will all look brush finished in the end. He did not try to claim it was my fault to not cover it. I just hope the glue is a sufficient enough fix to keep it falling apart slowly. Any thoughts on that? Or should I make him wreck the whole thing and start over? He also offered to stain it for free if I wanted to add some color, but I think this was instead of the glue stuff.
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    Jul 28, 2016, 07:40 PM
    I would ask him to give you a written warranty of durability for at least 5 years.
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    Jul 30, 2016, 10:09 AM
    Definitely need a warranty in writing.

    Chuck

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