INSTALL AND REPLACE DRIVEWAYS
When it is time to install a new driveway or replace an existing one, you may be considering what to use depending on where you live and your budget. There are numerous choices that can be confusing and intimidating. Every material has its advantages and disadvantages, but concrete driveways are by far the best option. At A1 Concrete, we know concrete and we know driveways. Here’s what we can do!
Concrete is one of the best driveway materials available. It is durable, long-lasting, low maintenance, and lasts forever unlike asphalt. Concrete doesn’t shrink and expand due to temperature changes as asphalt does, and it can last up to 30 years. Besides its durability, stamped concrete allows you to customize the look of it the way you want. We recommend this highly versatile material for new driveways, or for replacing older ones that need some attention. Here are some frequently asked questions about our installation process:
- How long does it take to install a concrete driveway? It can depend on the size, complexity, and design of your project. It usually takes one to three days of actual work, but keep in mind that after the road is paved, it cannot be driven on for seven days at least.
- Will my concrete driveway crack? Over time even the most durable concrete will crack. However, with proper installation by professional contractors, the cracking can be minimized.
- Can a concrete driveway be repaired? Depending on how much damage has been sustained, concrete can be repaired. Usually, replacements last longer than repairs, but a small patch of concrete can be removed and placed to repair what you have already done.
Why Hire A Professional Concrete Contractor
When you are thinking about hiring a concrete contractor to install or replace your driveway, you need to make sure that they know what they are doing. It is not as simple as pouring concrete, smoothing it out and waiting for it to dry. Pouring concrete requires skill and precision, and a professional can make a driveway last a long time. First, the soil needs to be compacted, and then crushed material packed tightly on top. The ground needs to be properly prepared by a driveway repair Halifax expert before concrete is poured. Concrete can crack or split when it is poured. Professionals know why this happens and how to fix it or prevent it.
Our contractors have the expertise necessary to determine how water can affect concrete and the role of control joints in concrete. As concrete dries, it shrinks, and knowing how this works is key to building the perfect driveway. There are a lot of factors that come into play when pouring a driveway. Hire us so you can rest easy knowing the job was done correctly and will last for years. Contact us today to see what we can do for you.