My stamped concrete was damaged by power washer

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Old 10-05-17, 12:11 PM
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My stamped concrete was damaged by power washer

About eight weeks ago we hired someone to clean and reseal our three year old stamped concrete. We got recommendations from friends. Well, he sent out a young guy who I don't think knew what he was doing. We have PROFUSE numbers of areas where, what I'm guessing is the cream of the concrete, worn away revealing the rough sandy looking surface underneath. I'm assuming the power washer did the damage.
I am beyond upset and tired of beating myself up for letting this happen. It looks old and worn. My concrete is integral color and it was beautiful. We used the best company in probably our entire tristate area to pour and stamp the concrete, because I wanted perfection and I got it.
My question is, is there anything that could make it look better. I know the surface is damaged beyond repair, but perhaps some kind of camaflouging effect. Thanks in advance.
 
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It sounds like he used a red or 0 tip which I use all the time. However, the distance at which it's used is critical. Can you post a few pics of the damage? It might help us determine a fix.
 
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Why do you have to fix it? Have you talked to the people that cleaned it? If you did and they told you sorry but................., I think I'd be looking at filing a small claims case, if it's $5000 or less to replace. JMO!
 
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I'm with Shadeladie - you paid to have this done, it's their problem.
 
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Small Claims Court is good recourse but you have to give them a chance to rectify the damage first.
 
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I'm going to try to post pics. I'm not really sure how to use the forums.
 
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Have you already paid them? Your checkbook is your best defense against shoddy work! If already paid and they won't come back and fix it I'd take them to court, I don't like being done dirty!
 
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If you paid by credit card, dispute the price with them. I did it with an auto repair job.
 
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Going to try to upload a pic
 
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Looks like I got a photo to post. I'll try to post more. Might have to have my daughter help me lol. We have already paid the contractor and I'm not really interested in trying to get anything out of him. We will just pay for it ourselves and eat the cost, won't be the first time. DH wants me to have the company who poured the concrete look at it. That might be tough, they are really busy but guess I'll try.
 
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Well it's cement and I don't see any way of "fixing" it. Seems it either needs to be redone or live with it, since you're not interested in making him responsible. Not sure why tho.
 
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Taking someone to court is a hassle and she might not be willing to go thru it. I'm fairly easy going but if you do me dirty and get my dander up ........
 
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Marksr, you are right. In my neck of the woods and all the people we know, if we have the means to eat the cost ourselves we just do it. Yes it Su#%ks, but the guy probably doesn't have much anyway so we will just consider it one of those hard knocks in life. I'm just gonna have to get someone to try to make it look somewhat better or re do it someday . Stick shift thanks for directions on posting pics but now it's telling me there is a security issue and won't let me post more. Probably because I'm using an iPad.
 
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