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Concrete Pad Assessment

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    Alwerj
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    Should I have concern over my concrete pad having these crack like shaded colors showing up 2 months after the pour?

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    Doobie
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    Should I have concern over my concrete pad having these crack like shaded colors showing up 2 months after the pour?

    I’m not a concrete pro, but I’m guessing the mix when poured was too wet. Once the concrete cures as the water dries, cracks are developing? Just a guess. I would imagine spalling would develop over time and whole pad settling cracks also are more likely over time.

    Who did this job for you? A concrete pro, or just some guy who does occasional concrete stuff?

    What is the pad for?



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    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Should I have concern over my concrete pad having these crack like shaded colors showing up 2 months after the pour?

    those are shrinkage cracks that form in the surface when concrete is not cured properly. In most cases they are not a great case for concern.

    Depending on your climate you may want to apply a good concrete sealer to the surface to keep salt and moisture out of the hairline cracks.

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