How much does a driveway cost?
It very much depends on the size of your driveway, and what type of finish you are looking for – broom swept or stamped. It’s very important to use a quality contractor when you are making this type of investment into your home, so that you avoid having to re-work anything in the future.
How long does a driveway project take?
The average is 2-3 days for our projects from removal, form in, pour to the dry. Remember, though that it takes up to 30 days to fully cure.
What is stamped concrete?
Stamped concrete is a decorative solution that replicates the look of natural stone or slate with an array of colors and patterns to choose from. We offer a wide variety of stamped patterns to select from – much more than many local contractors.
What can I do about cracks in the driveway?
Fixing cracks in your driveway is basically a temporary solution – the right solution is to replace your driveway. The cost of fixing cracks are recurring, and most cracks end up being structural due to expanding and contracting with the temperature.
Will a new driveway destroy my yard?
We use only the most up to date methods and machinery, so there is little to no impact on the yard or existing driveway/yard, and no fence take down required.
Can you put down concrete in the winter?
We use calcium fluoride during the winter months to help to reduce the water in the concrete itself as we pour that allows the driveway to still cure properly in the cold weather. We also use other technology and equipment to aid in the curing process such as heat blankets. We don’t stop pouring all year round.
What is the curing process?
Your driveway takes around 30 days to fully cure and will go through many color changes throughout this process. While most projects can be driven on within 7 days, but some color inconsistency is natural during the curing process.
What do I need to know about getting a new driveway?
You need to consider the following: The size of your driveway, they type of material/design you are looking to achieve from broom swept, stamped. Also, you should consider the grade of your yard, water drainage. Your driveway will be appx 4 inches thick with 4500 PSI to achieve a sturdy, consistent sub-base. The apron is 7” thick – this is the end of your driveway that connects the driveway to the street. It is the city’s right of way, and is required to be inspected by the city after the pour. A qualified contractor will handle the inspection and permits needed.
Should I use salt on my driveway?
Salt can ruin the surface of your driveway causing delamination and chipping. We advise against using salt treatments.
What permits need to be pulled?
By law your contractor should pull all necessary permits and contact Miss Utility – you should not under any circumstances have to pull your own permits, and if someone asks you to, it’s a red flag. You should always ask for a contractor’s license – it is against the law to operate a contracting business without the proper licensure.