(Should I/How can I) have concrete driveway repair and tuckpointing work done in cold weather?
November 14, 2010 7:15 AM Subscribe
A contractor is planning to come out this week and replace a substantial portion of my driveway. It (was and) will be a concrete driveway. The same contractor ('s father) will also be doing a substantial amount of tuckpointing. I live in Cleveland and as you know this is mid-November. Should I be concerned about the cold/snow/rain affecting the durability of their work? What should I expect them to do to adapt to the weather? Should I just try to get them to wait until Spring?
posted by stuart_s to home & garden (9 answers total)
First of all, this is a thing, right? Cold weather affects concrete? What about the tuckpointing? You can see that I'm really in above my head here.
It was unseasonably warm yesterday, but it will be cold and snowy/rainy this coming week. And of course, November/December are hard to predict but it's the beginning of Winter in a fairly northern area. There will be freezing nights and days. Snow. There may be a couple more warm spells, but generally it will be cold.
I gave him a (relatively small) deposit a month ago. The contract (if it even is such a thing) is very vague. No info about when they'll start and no details about exactly what we verbally agreed would be tuckpointed. Also, practically no technical details about how the driveway would be made. Suggestions regarding the social/legal aspects of handling this situation are also welcome.