Newly poured concrete came out a mess, can someone tell me what to do?
Our 1000sq ft colored concrete patio pour came out with inconsistent finishes (smooth & brushed), colored streaks, patches of blue and browns on every other square, two-tone finishes, brown spotted finishes, crazing cracks over 50% of the slab, a low spot in the corner, and white chalky finish on the edges (efflorescence maybe), as well as water streaks.
I'm devastated and stressed out over it. I need some advice before I contact the contractor. It was poured in 90 degree weather 11 months ago in July (even though I asked him to wait and he refused). Furthermore, he forgot to return to water it, so it was not watered AT ALL for 7 days straight in 90 degree weather in CA. We, the homeowners went out of town, and he said he would handle it while we were gone, and he forgot. When we returned from vacation, he told me to wait until Spring to see if it got better. It's now end of Spring (June 11, '20) and it's still terrible. I also have not heard from him. He previously told me we could acid wash it, but I'm thinking it's just an unfortunate situation with a problem with the quality of the job as well as some bad turn of events and it needs to come out.
The concrete contractor also poured a step on a separate day and it's a different color than the patio, and should be the same. I paid $16,000 for the job and I can't sleep over this. I think it's fair to say I should get a quality job for my $16k. There are numerous issues. Any thoughts? Thank you for your help!!
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