It is best to work with a professional who has experience in installing driveways. They are aware of what they're doing, and will make sure every step is done according to the code. A contractor must prepare the surface for concrete prior to putting it in place. This will ensure a solid base and stop cracking. Typically, concrete has a 32 MPa compressive strength, but cracks can be prevented with proper weather conditions and strategically placed stress joints. Concrete is also susceptible to staining so it is recommended to use special cleaning agents to remove oil and tire marks.
Before you choose a contractor, be sure to inquire about their insurance, licensing and work the amount of experience. These credentials should be readily available to you and should be easily accessible by a reputable contractor. Be cautious of contractors who claim to be able to complete all concrete work however, be aware that not all states require contractors to be licensed. It is also essential to ask about their experience and specialties, so you can locate an expert contractor with the expertise you need.
When installing a new driveway it is important to keep in mind that the work is difficult and requires multiple people to complete. Concrete pouring as the name implies, involves filling forms with wet concrete that's delivered from a ready-mix vendor. The crew should then apply a broom-like finish to the surface which improves grip. You might also want to think about a decorative finish if you are going to have a stamped concrete driveway.