Installing A Concrete Driveway

Preparing the Area

  • A uniform sub-grade must be provided and well compacted.
  • The form is staked in place to provide a minimum 2% slope away from the building.
  • Steel dowels, wire reinforcing and expansion joints must be installed.

The driveway is now ready for concrete

  • Depending on the weight of the vehicles using the driveway, the concrete should be between 4″ to 6″ thick.
  • Class C-2, 32 MPa, and have 5-8% Air entrainment. The pour is sometimes split in separate pieces to accommodate different colors and textures.

Finishing Up

  • The concrete is cured as soon as possible after it is poured and finished to prevent it from drying out.
  • A Cure & Seal liquid is applied with a sprayer or roller to cure the concrete.
  • As soon as the concrete is hard enough (typically the next day),  it is saw-cut to prevent cracking.