Concrete Drive Dusty and Lifting - Was This Layed Correctly?


Postby tomme » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:35 pm

I had a 7ftx10ft drive cemented 2nd April. When walking on it, feels gritty and when brushed up comes sandy/gritty stones? Did he use the wrong sand/cement mix or what? Is there a cement sealer I can use to stop this lifting? Weather was good so no frost or very wet. I am trying to understand 'why?' this is happening so that I can approach the man with some confidence when he attempts to blag his way out of things! Paid him £500. Thanks
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Postby welsh brickie » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:57 pm

mix was too wet, so the cement in the mix was diluted, but if its not severe then it just needs sealing. A pva solution can be poured and brushed over it, and it will dry clear
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