It is recommended to hire an expert who has experience in installing driveways. These professionals know exactly what they're doing, and will make sure every step is carried out according to the specifications. A contractor should prepare the driveway for concrete prior to putting it in place. This will ensure a stable base and stop cracking. Typically, concrete has a compressive strength of 32 MPa. strength, however cracks can be reduced with the right weather conditions and strategically placed stress joints. Concrete is also susceptible for 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 licensing, insurance and experiences. These credentials should be readily available to you and easily accessible by a reputable contractor. You should be cautious of contractors who claim they can complete all concrete work, but be aware that not all states require contractors to be licensed. It is important to inquire about their experience and expertise to determine the right contractor.
It is important to remember that installing a driveway can be a bit complicated and requires several individuals. A concrete pour as the name suggests, is the process of filling the forms with wet concrete that's delivered from a ready-mix vendor. The crew should apply a broom finish to the surface which can improve the the traction. You might also want to consider a decorative texture finish if you're planning to have an engraved concrete driveway.