It's best to hire a professional who has experience in installing driveways. They are aware of what they're doing, and will ensure that each step is done according to the code. Contractors should prepare the driveway for concrete before they begin installing it. This will create a stable foundation for the driveway and will also eliminate cracks. Concrete has a compressive strength of 32 MPa. force. However, cracks can be reduced by using the right conditions for the weather and strategically placed stress points. Concrete is also susceptible for staining, and it is suggested to use special cleaning agents to remove oil and tire marks.
Before hiring a contractor ensure you inquire about their insurance, licensing and experiences. These credentials should be readily available to you and easily accessible by a good contractor. Contractors who claim to be able to complete all concrete projects should be avoided. However some states do not require contractors be licensed. It is essential to inquire about their expertise and experience to ensure you find the best contractor for your needs.
It is important to remember that installing a driveway is not easy and may require multiple people. A concrete pour like its name implies, involves filling forms with wet concrete that is supplied by a ready-mix supplier. The crew will then finish the concrete with a broom finish which can provide better traction. It is also possible to think about a decorative finish if you're opting for an engraved concrete driveway.