When you are installing a new driveway, it's recommended to work with a contractor who is experienced in the field. These professionals know exactly what they're doing and will ensure that each step is carried out according to the specifications. A contractor should prepare the concrete surface before they begin installing it. This will ensure a solid base and prevent cracking. Typically, concrete has a 32 MPa compressive strength, however cracks can be minimized with proper 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 hiring a contractor, be sure to ask about their licensing, insurance and previous experiences. A reliable contractor will have these credentials and be able to show them to you. Contractors who claim to do all concrete work should be avoided. However there are states that do not require contractors be licensed. It is essential to inquire about their experience and specialties to ensure you find the right contractor for you.
When you're installing a driveway it is important to keep in mind that the work is difficult and requires multiple people to complete. Concrete pouring is, as the name suggests filling forms with wet concrete supplied by a ready-mix supplier. The team should apply a broom finish to the surface, which improves traction. If you're going for a stamped concrete driveway you might want to select a decorative textured finish too.