Many people opt for concrete when designing their driveway as it’s a very reliable element. Their properties are quite favorable for driveways as concrete slabs are known to be very strong, low maintenance, and quite durable.
The strength and longevity of it make concrete really valuable. For driveway pavement, concrete is more expensive than asphalt and gravel, but definitely less expensive than brick and cobblestone. At a very affordable rate, you can create a robust and attractive driveway.
Advantages of a concrete driveway:
Many homeowners prefer creating a concrete driveway themselves, although it is quite a time consuming and a bit difficult. Time is crucial. The most important thing to remember when pouring the concrete is that once it’s poured, it will harden up quite quickly. This is why it always recommended hiring a professional team to handle the pouring and finishing.
Preparing, excavation, pouring and finishing take so much time that it is much better to get it done in a couple of days by a professional team.
Installing a concrete driveway should begin with a 4-inch thick gravel base on the soil. Reinforcement material made of steel wire is topped upon the gravel base. Now you can pour the concrete. It’s important that you make sure expansion joints are added in the wet surface to protect the slab from breaking apart while shifting.
Then just use special tools to work the surface of the area. You can also add different colors and finishes to the surface of the slabs to give it an aesthetic appeal.