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Concrete not as expected (pics) advice?

Posted by hilltop (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 27, 09 at 19:17

Last fall we had a young man do a concrete patio behind the house. It was all new concrete and turned out great and we loved it. (first 2 pics) We asked if he could do a similar technique to our front stoop, using the same color & technique. He said yes, as an overlay, but he'd do it in the spring. He recently finished it.(last 3 pics) I don't think he used the same color & I think the quality of workmanship on the step face is poor. I haven't paid the bill yet & I need to know if I'm being unrealistic. I also need to know how to proceed. Is there any way to recolor it after it's already been sealed? I was there when he was doing it; however I remembered from the fall project that it changes so much during the process that you really need to wait till it's finished to see what it looks like. It was horribly windy the day he did it, then the drill he was using to mix the concrete broke. What would you do?

Behind the house, which I like:
Concrete 4

Concrete 3

Front stoop, which didn't turn out as expected:
Concrete front 1spring 09

Concrete front2 April 09

Concrete front 3 April 09

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RE: Concrete not as expected (pics) advice?

That looks really good to me. The second color looks a lot better next to the brick than the other would have.

I vote pay the Man. J.

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