When you are installing a new driveway, it's recommended to hire a contractor who is experienced in the field. These professionals are experts in their field and will ensure that each step is completed according to code. A contractor must prepare the driveway for concrete prior to putting it in place. This will ensure a solid base and avoid cracking. 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, and it is suggested to use special cleaning agents to get rid of tire and oil marks.
Before hiring a contractor, make sure you inquire about their insurance, licensing, and the amount of experience. A reputable contractor should have these credentials and will be happy to show them to you. Be wary of contractors who claim to be able to complete all concrete work, but be aware that not all states require contractors to be licensed. It is also essential to inquire about their expertise and specialties, so you can identify the right contractor for the job you require.
When installing a new driveway it is important to keep in mind that the job is complex and requires several people to complete. A concrete pour as the name suggests, involves filling the forms with wet concrete, which is delivered by an ready-mix vendor. The workers will then finish the concrete with a broom finish, which will provide improved grip. It is also possible to consider a decorative texture finish if you're opting to have an engraved concrete driveway.