It's best to hire a professional who has experience in the installation of driveways. They are aware of what they're doing and will ensure that every step is completed to code. A contractor should prepare the concrete surface before they begin installing it. This will ensure a solid base and avoid cracking. Typically, concrete has a compressive strength of 32 MPa. strength, but cracks can be reduced by ensuring the weather is in good condition and strategically placed stress joints. Concrete is also prone to staining, so it is recommended to use special cleaning agents to remove oil and tire marks.
Before hiring a contractor, be sure to inquire about their insurance, license and previous experience. These credentials should be available to you and should be easily accessible by a reputable contractor. Contractors who claim they can complete all concrete work must be avoided. However there are states that do not require that contractors be licensed. It is essential to inquire about their experience and specialties to ensure you find the best contractor for your needs.
It is essential to remember that a driveway installation is not easy and may require several people. Concrete pouring as the name implies, involves filling forms with wet concrete, which is delivered by a ready-mix vendor. The team should then apply a broom finish to the surface which can improve the traction. If you're going for an engraved concrete driveway, you may want to choose an attractive textured finish as well.