New Cracks in a New Patio

Here’s a question from our 08/31/2019 Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Kevin in Alabama says, “We just recently had a 16’x17′ stamped concrete patio poured. The contractor discussed control joints with me but thought they would impact the appearance of the stamped design and convinced me it would be okay. Now we have several cracks and the concrete is not fully cured. The contractor said it’s too late to cut the control joints because it has already cracked. I’m unhappy with the result. Should I be concerned, or will I have to live with the cracks?”

We tell Kevin he could try to caulk it with a colored caulk but this may highlight the crack.

Listen above for the segment!

Read the blog from the August 31 show and listen to the full broadcast here

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