Oct 28, 2010 6:39 pm
After our concreter finished our driveway and received our money, we just realised there are some leftover concrete on our frontyard and side road. Our neighbour is not happy with them and I have tried to remove it from the ground.
However, the concrete has become solid and hard to take it out.
May I ask how I can remove the leftover concrete? I heard that I can put some acids to dissolve it, is that true?
Which one should I use?
Thank you in advance.
Re: Leftover concrete4
Nov 01, 2010 4:22 pm
onc_artisan has a good point, is there any chance you could post some pictures of the concrete on your driveway so people on the forum can get a general idea of how much concrete you have to work with? Have you tried calling the concreter to see if they can move it for you? Cheers, Jess.
Re: Leftover concrete5
Nov 03, 2010 9:50 pm
Here is the leftover concrete on the side road:
Moreover, my water tap and the water meter are covered by concrete as well~~
No idea how to dissolve it~~
Please help me.
Thanks so much!!
Re: Leftover concrete6
Nov 04, 2010 12:11 pm
Thank you for posting some pictures of your concrete drama. I can see there is a good deal of concrete to be removed. I would suggest calling the concreter that did it and asking them for advice on how to remove it, maybe send them these images so they know exactly what the issue is. I'm sure they would be able to give you some good advice on how to resolve it.
Re: Leftover concrete9
Nov 04, 2010 5:04 pm
I just rang him and he suggested me to use "hydrochloric acid"...should I go ahead?
Why isnt the contractor cleaning it up?
Once you paid the concreter his work, do you think he will work for you? NO WAYS!! It is my case~~
I have called him several times and he said he will fix it when he is free.....now, few months later, nothing changed and my neighbour complained me that the leftover concrete on his side road and his landscaper refused to work on that~~
Re: Leftover concrete10
Nov 04, 2010 8:08 pm
Looks like that could be broken up with a sledge hammer/crow bar and then scraped up with a spade. You could bag the waste in hessian bags then take it to the tip (keep the receipts and send the company the bill for these).
For the water meter and tap...you could try a metal scraper and wire brush.
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