Concrete Relief Cuts

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Smitty
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Concrete Relief Cuts

Post by Smitty » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:41 am

Hi Guys

We put in a on ground pool last year and our pool guy did the cement work around the outside of the pool deck - I recently noticed that some of the relief cuts have dropped on one side of the cut but not the other - so there's a noticeable lip on one side - just wondering if this is normal or should I get the pool guy back to look at it? It's been a year since the pool went in- should it take that long for it to settle?

Any help is appreciated - my wife is freaking out thinking the pool is ruined.

Thanks
Smitty


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A. Spruce
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Re: Concrete Relief Cuts

Post by A. Spruce » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:58 am

I would have the pool guy back to look at it.
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Re: Concrete Relief Cuts

Post by Shannon » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:03 am

Relief cuts are done to control cracking due to shifting and settling so this is pretty normal. Ground conditions, climate, site prep, concrete strength and metal re inforcement all effect how much the slab will move or crack. A lip that is a tripping hazard is not great for around a pool so if it is that bad you may need to address it. Grinding the edge or mudd jacking the slab are options.
I would have the pool guy back to see what he thinks and his solution.
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Re: Concrete Relief Cuts

Post by Smitty » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:25 am

Thanks for the responses - I have called the pool guy

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