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Driveway less than 1 yr old flaking.

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Hello all. New to this website. Need some opinions expertise. New driveway and live in Michigan. Experiencing a lot of flaking after 1 month of install. It was installed last November and it did rain that day. Builder is claiming salt caused it and we are still trying to get if fixed. Possibly the issue but could it of been a bad mix, not a winter mix or the rain when it was being laid. It was not covered during the rain. Also step on front porch cracking and porch cracking. It’s been 1 yr for all. Thank you

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Looks like normal wear and tear really.
It's a year old, you think it's "normal" to be peeling and delaminating?

OP, you shouldn't have to, but if you can document the weather for the time of the pour, you'd easily win in a court case. The surface of the driveway was compromised in strength if it rainedon it before it was hard enough to walk on. If salt was to blame, every inch of concrete street, curb, and sidewalk would look the same across the Northern hemisphere. It doesn't, though, because salt doesn't destroy good concrete, it only exposes poor work.......
 

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Do you see peeling and delamination? Pictures make it tough for me.

If delamination is occurring it could be over-trowling trapping bleed water.

I would want to throw a contractor under the bus without seeing better.

What do you think of the OP suggestion that he has a crack in his stoop?

One must be cautious here before letting the hammer down.
Yes, I can clearly see spelling in the pictures, no question about it, and am kind of surprised few others can see it. The crack is superficial IMO.

I've been trying to defend contractor's here for the better part of 15 years, don't think I'm throwing anyone under the bus........
 

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It's certainly a light broom finish....some of the finish has been wore off or maybe worse. Sometimes pictures don't show the real issue.

I see that in normal wear but one year would be premature. OP is no longer replying so not really worth anymore opinions until he does.
Lol! What makes you the judge, jury, and executioner? Maybe look at a larger screen and if you still can't see any spalling in the original images, you should heed your own advice and stop posting opinions.......
 
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