When installing a new driveway, it's best to work with an experienced contractor in the field. They are experts in the field and will ensure that every step is carried out according to guidelines. In the process of installing, the contractor should begin by preparing the area for the concrete. This will ensure a sturdy base and stop cracking. Typically, concrete has a compressive 32 MPa strength, however cracks can be minimized by ensuring the weather is in good condition and strategically placed stress joints. Concrete is also susceptible to staining so it is recommended to use special cleaning agents to get rid of tire and oil marks.
Before you hire a contractor, make sure you inquire about their insurance, licensing and previous experiences. A reliable contractor will have these credentials and will be happy to provide them to you. Contractors who claim to be able to complete all concrete projects should be avoided. However there are states that do not require contractors be licensed. It is essential to inquire about their expertise and experience so you can find the right contractor.
When you're installing a driveway it is important to keep in mind that the job is complex and requires several people to complete. Concrete pouring as the name suggests, involves filling forms with wet concrete, which is delivered by a ready-mix supplier. The team will then finish the concrete with a broom finish which can provide better traction. If you're considering a stamped concrete driveway you might want to consider a decorative textured finish too.