Concrete Driveway Frost Heave


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Old 03-12-08, 07:55 PM
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Concrete Driveway Frost Heave

We moved into a newly built house in Jan of 07. We noticed last winter that the driveway had heaved over 1.5 inches leading into the attached garage. I had heard from a construction engineer that heaving this size would cause eventual cracking.
The builder agreed to replace due to spalling(sp). However, when I asked to remove more soil to prevent future heaving he wouldn't do it. This year the heave is back at over two inches. Again, I am concerned about not only cracking but safety/liability issues if anyone falls.
Is there anything I can do to get builder to replace again(i.e. code)?

BTW, I live in MI.
 
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Old 03-12-08, 09:04 PM
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When spring comes do they become level again?
We have 2 slabs in back yard that heave every winter-for the last 9-10 years. They have not cracked yet !!!
I was told to put rope or whatever bet slabs & fill in joints w/
a commercial compound of some type--this will prevent water from freezing under slab & making it heave.
I'm too lazy soooooooooooo it don't get done (Dearborn boy )

Ck w/ lawyer about Contr.
 
 

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