It's best to hire an expert who has experience in constructing driveways. They are experts in the field and will ensure that each step is carried out in accordance with code. During installation the contractor should start by preparing the area for the concrete. This will provide a solid base for the driveway, and also prevent cracking. Concrete typically has a 32 MPa compressive strength, however cracks can be prevented with the right weather conditions and strategically placed stress joints. Concrete is also susceptible to staining, therefore special cleaning agents must be used to clean up tire marks and oil.
Before you hire a contractor, make sure you inquire about their insurance, licensing and work previous experience. A reputable contractor should have these credentials and be happy to show you these credentials. Be cautious of contractors who claim they can complete any concrete job, but be aware that not all states require contractors to be licensed. It is also essential to ask about their experience and expertise, so that you can identify a contractor with the skills you require.
When you're installing a driveway, it's important to remember that the job is complex and requires a number of people to complete. Concrete pouring as the name suggests, involves filling forms using wet concrete delivered from a ready-mix vendor. The team should apply a broom finish to the surface which improves traction. If you're going for an engraved concrete driveway, you may want to choose an attractive textured surface as well.