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Concrete vs. paver walkway

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by ccas, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. ccas

    ccas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 102

    I have called him back. Said he was going to come out on a Monday so I left work early to meet him. He never showed and apologized 2 weeks later when I emailed and asked. He said he would come out 3 days later. Still havent heard anything and it's been a week since then.

    I'm annoyed because I asked if I should prep it with sand before he poured. He said it would be fine and I didnt need to. I cant help but think that would have kept it from cracking.

    There are joints in it, but one of the cracks goes right across it, another is at a corner and the other is a really long crack where there is a patio area.
  2. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    My slabs are 4-6 inches thick and have a stone base at least 3-4 inches thick under that.I'm just a homeowner,but have put in some concrete by my house (driveway apron,and some blocks)with no cracking.Maybe the ground under your cement wasn't compacted enough?I read that your house was new constuction,maybe settling is occuring? Was no gravel base put down before the pour?
  3. ccas

    ccas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 102

    There was no gravel base put down. I asked him if I should do that and he said he didnt think it needed it. Guess he was wrong.
  4. jimmild

    jimmild LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I would go with the Pavers, without any doubts. Its bit expensive, but lasts long as compare to plain concrete walkway.

    Jim Mild.
    Premier Concrete
  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,770

    Concrete rules. Pavers drool
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  6. dcfas

    dcfas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    Doesn't seem like a pro. He should make it right, but based on his performance already I wouldn't count on it. Hope it works out for you.
  7. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    This thread was 4 years ago, hopefully he got it taken care of by now.
  8. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,417

    Wondering if he's still in business
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