Your guide to concrete driveway installation

We've helped many customers install a concrete driveway in the past year.

Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
6 Steps to Hiring a Driveway Contractor
  1. 1. Use concrete

    Consider using concrete instead of asphalt. While it may cost a little more, concrete lasts longer and requires less regular maintenance. Choosing the right contractor will ensure that it lasts even longer.

  2. 2. Get a home visit

    Contractors should look at your home and yard, your current driveway and the location where you want your concrete driveway to sit. You may also receive a more specific quote at this point.

  3. 3. Ask about timing

    Ask how long it will take to install the concrete driveway and how long it will take for it to be ready for you to drive on. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

  4. 4. Inquire about a warranty

    Concrete cracks easily, especially right after it is poured. Ask if the contractor will come back and fix those cracks for a limited amount of time.

  5. 5. Ensure proper weather

    The installation of a concrete driveway should take place on a warm, dry day. Never work with a contractor who is willing to do the job when it is cold, raining or snowing.

  6. 6. Follow local regulations

    Some localities have specific requirements, and you may need a permit for installation. Make sure the contractor is willing to uphold those laws when working on your concrete driveway.

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