It is recommended to hire an expert who has experience in installing driveways. These professionals know exactly what they're doing and will ensure that every step is done according to the code. In the process of installing the contractor should start by preparing the surface for the concrete. This will ensure a solid base and prevent cracking. Typically, concrete has a compressive 32 MPa strength, but cracks can be prevented with proper weather conditions and strategically placed stress joints. Concrete is also prone to staining, therefore special cleaning agents must be used to clean up oil and tire marks.
Before hiring a contractor ensure you inquire about their insurance, licensing and previous experience. A reliable contractor will have these credentials and be happy to show you these credentials. Be wary of contractors who claim to be able to finish all concrete work, but be aware that not all states require contractors to be licensed. It is also essential to ask about their experience and specialties, so that you can find the right contractor for the job you need.
It is important to remember that a driveway installation is not easy and may require multiple individuals. Concrete pouring as the name suggests, involves filling forms using wet concrete that is delivered from a ready-mix supplier. The team will then finish the concrete with a broom finish which will provide improved traction. It is also possible to consider a decorative texture finish if you're opting to have a stamped concrete driveway.