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Old 02-08-2007, 08:02 PM   #16
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Sorry man, you are screwed. Sorry to be so crude. Sounds like shoddy workmanship all 'round. I hope you haven't paid everything yet.

Of course, we cant see from here. AND there are two sides to the story. If the insulation is really as wet as you describe it needs to go to the dumpster. That will likely mean removing the interior walls. If the concrete is as bad as you describe then it may need to be ripped up and re-poured.

Now YES - Some cracks are normal, as concretemasonary said, they should be controlled. I heard many times "there are two types of concrete - concrete that is cracked and concrete that will crack" I agree with that. BUT - Where do you want those cracks is the question. Spider ed concrete is not ever acceptable in my book. Deteriorating concrete (That you can easily chip away with a screwdriver) that is more like chalk, is really really bad. concretemasonary, too dry?

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There is an age old adage about the only concrete that doesn't crack is the concrete that you don't pour. The only way to deal with the cracks in the office is to lay carpet, an area rug across it. If you will be running a forklift inside the warehouse portion, I would recommend filling the expansion joints with a Sonneborn product, SL1. It will limit how much the joints spall. The previous post was correct, it may be cracking becasuse many contractors add water to make it easier to level out and to screed it. Other factors that affect the concrete is the temperature of the mix when it is poured. If your jobsite was a good distance from the plant, it will heat up inside the truck. These things are the nature of concrete work. Did you get your insulation issue resolved?
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:24 AM   #18
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I would be very concerned about the cracking....and pay close attention to changes in floor level, such as you can not only see a crak, but if it goes across a large area, and the floor changes level, even an insignificant amount, then your problems have only just begun.

You really need to get an independant contractor in to have a look at everything you have described....my money says you are heading for court or your current GC will be heading out of town.

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