Deck finally poured

Hardin083

Active member
May 4, 2019
43
Florida
Finally had our deck poured today now that hurricane Dorian is finally gone. They poured with only three guys are I think they ran out of time before the Crete starting curing. They said they will come back and grind the imperfections and patch what needs patched. My biggest question is, should they have made some sort or expansion joint gaps in the deck? Or is that something they can cut later.
 

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d_red1

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Jul 21, 2016
59
Keller, TX
Expansion joints are typically placed where old meets new and are installed prior to or during the pour. Control joints can be sawed in anytime but are best done the next day when the concrete is still green. I would be most concerned about the areas that are to be grinded (ground?) and patched. Unless you are getting some sort of cool deck applied over top you will never be able to truly match the concrete and it will stand out. By looking at the finish I am hoping you are getting something applied. FYI, that is a lot of flatwork for 3 guys to put down and get finished before they lose it.
 

Hardin083

Active member
May 4, 2019
43
Florida
Yeah I was thinking the same thing when only 3 guys showed up to do the work. The deck is going to be just your typical textured and painted pool deck so the imperfections will be hidden with that, but still I think the workmanship was pretty lame. I had to leave for work so didn’t really get to see the final result but one of the guys mentioned to me there would be some clean up work especially around the cantilever edges. Here’s a few pics of some areas that need filled. I have to ask is this normal to have to fill these areas in?
 

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panic_button

Bronze Supporter
Jun 23, 2019
22
Navarre Beach, Florida
I had 3 guy do a little over 1100sq ft of decking this week in 6 hours. They placed all the control joints at any location there was skimmers, deck jets or protrusion into the deck and then ever 6 feet, each corner has a diagonal joint also. The decking was perfect, it's a pity we are covering it with spanish lace cool deck.
 

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Hardin083

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May 4, 2019
43
Florida
Yeah I’m guessing they will add some control joints hopefully tomorrow. I’ll be calling the supervisor shortly to discuss the deck. Looks like they had some great craftsmanship finishing your concrete, now you get to cover it up. I’m itching to have mine covered ASAP lol.
 

Hardin083

Active member
May 4, 2019
43
Florida
I got to look at it some more after I got home from work last night and here are some more pics. Is this workmanship normal or do I have the right to be ******? The concrete guys did say they will come back and finish any imperfections but I just Can’t believe how crappy it looks. Thanks for any feedback. I’m just really curious if this is normal on a home else’s pool build.
 

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panic_button

Bronze Supporter
Jun 23, 2019
22
Navarre Beach, Florida
Definitely not. Mine had a few spots where the pump hose knocked off a section of the form when they were having issues. After they pulled the forms the next day, they went around the whole pool with a grinder to remove the lines created by the forms. Do you know if they used the wire clips to hold the forms?
 

Hardin083

Active member
May 4, 2019
43
Florida
Definitely not. Mine had a few spots where the pump hose knocked off a section of the form when they were having issues. After they pulled the forms the next day, they went around the whole pool with a grinder to remove the lines created by the forms. Do you know if they used the wire clips to hold the forms?
Yes they used wire clips all the way around.
 

Hardin083

Active member
May 4, 2019
43
Florida
Definitely not. Mine had a few spots where the pump hose knocked off a section of the form when they were having issues. After they pulled the forms the next day, they went around the whole pool with a grinder to remove the lines created by the forms. Do you know if they used the wire clips to hold the forms?
Here’s a pic of the type of clips that were used to hold the coping forms in place. I’ll assume these are considered clips. They are almost like tie wire they just stick them through the coping mold and wrap them to hold it in place.

Here’s also some pics with some better lighting instead of in the dark. I’m just waiting for a call from the office tomorrow to tell me my pool deck payment is due 🤣
 

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