Since then, several other homeowners in the neighborhood have put in similar driveways but using other contractors. I noticed that they were washing down their concrete for days after it was poured. They told me that they were told to do this to keep the outside of the concrete wet somehow as to minimize cracking.
The contractor I hired never advised me to wash my concrete. I also have some cracks.
Is it true - do you really need to wash down concrete after it has been poured? Was my contractor inexperienced or much worse, negligent?