When you're planning to install a new driveway, it's recommended to choose an expert contractor in the field. These professionals are experts in the field and will make sure that every procedure is done according to code. Contractors should prepare the concrete surface prior to putting it in place. This will ensure a stable base and prevent cracking. Typically, concrete has a 32 MPa compressive strength, but cracks can be minimized with proper weather conditions and strategically placed stress joints. Concrete is also susceptible to staining so cleaning products that are specially designed for concrete should be used to get rid of oil and tire marks.
Before hiring a contractor, make sure you inquire about their license, insurance and previous the amount of experience. These credentials should be available to you and should be easily accessible by a reputable contractor. Contractors who claim they can complete all concrete projects should be avoided. However, not all states require that contractors be licensed. It is also important to inquire about their expertise and specialties, so that you can find the right contractor for the job you need.
When you are installing a new driveway, it's important to remember that the job is complex and requires a number of people to complete. Concrete pouring as the name suggests, involves filling forms using wet concrete delivered from an ready-mix vendor. The crew should then finish the surface with a broom-like finish which can provide better traction. You may also want to think about a decorative finish if you are going to have a stamped concrete driveway.