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Aug 7, 2017
What can I do about concrete driveway cracking 6 weeks after it was poured?
The company that did the work does not warranty cracks, but the driveway was poured in Michigan in November, 3 months after signing contract (i.e. late!). Freezing rain and heavy snowstorm came in December. I took photos of 2 large cracks in December. Is cracking normal under these conditions? Do I have any recourse? Should I have asked them to wait until spring, since it was so late by the time they started the project? The company said it was due to water and they could do nothing about it. After I wrote a negative (but true) review regarding how late in the season they poured and how difficult it was to get the company to even acknowledge the cracks or return my calls (8 months after initial problem), the owner called to say he would sue me if I didn't take the review down.
Aug 14, 2017

Check the frequency and depths of the control joints/sawcuts they installed for your driveway.  They all are subject to industry standards.  A driveway that is 4" thick should have control joint/sawcut depths of 1" deep (24% of the total thickness) and not more than 12 feet apart.  Check these out and if he has installed the concrete within these limits then it is difficult to warrant random cracks that appear.  

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