Concrete Driveways

We are famous for our work on concrete driveways. No job is too big, or too small. We combine the latest technology in removal and installation techniques with the experience, care, and know how. There are many different options a customer can choose from when considering what is best for their home, both aesthetically and in terms of added value to their residence. We provide the customer with quality that can't be beat at an affordable price. Whether it be plain concrete, exposed aggregate, colored concrete, or stamped concrete any addition to your residence is going to add the appeal you are looking for.

Concrete is a favored material for driveways, and for good reason. It is durable and requires very little maintenance. Concrete is certainly more expensive than gravel and asphalt driveways, but it costs less than a driveway made with pavers, Plain concrete is pretty dull in appearance, but it can be exposed or stamped to create a unique and very attractive surface.

Concrete Driveways

exposed concrete driveway Plain Concrete

How Is a Concrete Driveway Installed?

Installing a concreted driveway starts with removing grass and other vegetation and ensuring a stable soil foundation. Wood forms are then installed around the perimeter of the intended driveway. A base of gravel (at least 6 in. deep) is added, graded and compacted. The driveway is now ready for the concrete to be poured. This generally involves a crew of several people working quickly to fill the forms with wet concrete and finish the surface. The concrete should have adequate reinforcement, using either rebar or welded wire. One of the most important parts of a concrete driveway installation begins after all of the above work is done -- the curing. Concrete doesn't dry out; rather, it undergoes a slow chemical process that hardens and strengthens the material. It is very important that this curing process occur under the best of circumstances. That begins with the weather. Ideal curing weather is about 70 degrees, with a damp surface. In cool weather, curing will take longer. In hot weather, the surface should be dampened regularly with water to slow down the curing. Wait at least one month before driving on the new driveway, and at least a month before parking heavy vehicles on the driveway.