first driveway-control joint question

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by edmonton01, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. edmonton01

    edmonton01 LawnSite Member
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    I poured concrete yesterday (Friday) for my driveway. It had hardened enough to walk on before I could put a control joint in while wet. It's 22 ft. long 10 ft wide. Can I still put in a joint without cracking the cement? Thanks for the imput.
     
  2. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    It should have been done by now.
     
  3. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
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    You can saw a joint.
     
  4. Beartooth

    Beartooth LawnSite Member
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    I agree, cut in the contol joint w/ a demo saw.
     
  5. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    It probably already cracked:(
     
  6. edmonton01

    edmonton01 LawnSite Member
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    My dilemma is I still have another side to pour; actually 2 (opposite side 10' x 22', then a 3' x 20' because of how the slope of the yard ). I'd like it to look as uniform as possible. I messed up my wrist and should take a week off to let it mend. What do you guys think? Thanks in advance for answering...
     
  7. edmonton01

    edmonton01 LawnSite Member
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    by the way Duffster, I have been continuously watering the pad and so far it has not cracked. But of course that does not mean it won't in the future.
     
  8. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    You usually can't see them at first
     

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