It's best to hire an expert who has experience in installing driveways. They are aware of what they're doing, and will ensure that each 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 solid foundation for the driveway and will prevent cracks. Concrete typically has a compressive strength of 32 MPa. strength, however cracks can be reduced with proper weather conditions and strategically placed stress joints. Concrete is also prone to staining, and it is suggested to use special cleaning agents to remove oil and tire marks.
Before hiring a contractor, make sure to inquire about their insurance, licensure and the amount of experience. These credentials should be available to you and easily accessible by a good contractor. Be wary of contractors who claim to be able to finish all concrete work however, be aware that not all states require contractors to be licensed. It is also important to inquire about their expertise and specialties, so you can locate the right contractor for the job you need.
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 that is delivered from a ready-mix supplier. The crew must then seal the surface with a broom-like finish which can provide better traction. You might also want to consider a decorative texture finish if you're planning to have a stamped concrete driveway.