It is recommended to hire an experienced professional who has worked in the installation of driveways. They know precisely what they're doing and will ensure that every step is done according to the code. Contractors should prepare the concrete surface prior to putting it in place. This will ensure a stable base and stop cracking. Typically, concrete has a compressive 32 MPa strength, however cracks can be reduced by ensuring the weather is in good condition and strategically placed stress joints. Concrete is also susceptible to staining so cleaning products that are specially designed for concrete should be used to get rid of tire marks and oil.
Before you hire a contractor, be sure you inquire about their insurance, licensing, and the amount of experience. A good contractor should have these credentials and be happy to show you these credentials. You should be wary of contractors who claim they can complete all concrete work however, be aware that not all states require contractors to be licensed. It is essential to inquire about their expertise and experience to ensure you find the right contractor for you.
It is important to remember that driveway installations is not easy and may require several people. Concrete pouring like its name suggests, is the process of filling the forms with concrete that's delivered from an ready-mix vendor. The workers must then seal the surface with a broom finish which can provide better traction. You might also want to consider a decorative texture finish if you're planning for a stamped concrete driveway.