It is recommended to hire a professional who has experience in installing driveways. They are experts in the field and will ensure that every step is carried out according to code. Contractors should prepare the driveway for concrete before they begin installing it. This will create a stable foundation for the driveway and will also eliminate cracks. Concrete generally has a 32 MPa compressive strength, but cracks can be minimized by ensuring the weather is in good condition and strategically placed stress joints. Concrete is also prone to staining, so special cleaning agents should be used to remove tire marks and oil.
Before you hire a contractor, make sure you inquire about their insurance, licensing and experiences. A reputable contractor should have these credentials and will be happy to provide them to you. Contractors who claim to be able to 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 important to remember that a driveway installation can be complicated and require multiple people. A concrete pour, as its name suggests, involves filling the forms with concrete, which is delivered by a ready-mix vendor. The team should apply a broom finish to the surface which will improve traction. You might also want to think about a decorative finish if you are going for a stamped concrete driveway.