EXISTING DRIVEWAY DAMANGED OR WORN OUT?
Over time, driveways and walkways can crack, become uneven, develop potholes, or show signs of significant wear and tear. These issues not only affect the appearance of the driveway, but they can also create safety hazards for vehicles and pedestrians.
In some cases, repairing the damage may not be a cost-effective option, and a new driveway may be necessary to ensure the safety and functionality of the property.
Therefore, the need for replacement due to damage or wear and tear is often the most common reason homeowners contact TAT Construction.
Installing a new concrete driveway involves several steps, including preparation of the site, pouring the concrete, and finishing the surface. The following are the typical steps involved in installing a new concrete driveway:
The first step is to prepare the site for the new driveway. This involves removing any existing structures or debris, leveling the ground, and grading the surface to ensure proper drainage.
The next step is to create forms around the perimeter of the driveway. The forms will serve as a barrier to contain the concrete and give the driveway its desired shape.
Once the forms are in place, reinforcing steel may be installed to provide additional strength to the concrete. This step is optional but recommended for driveways that will be subjected to heavy traffic.
After the forms are in place and any necessary reinforcement is installed, the concrete is poured into the forms. The concrete may be delivered in a mixer truck and poured directly into the forms or mixed on-site and poured by hand.
Once the concrete is poured, it is leveled and smoothed using a trowel or float. A broom or other texture tool may be used to create a non-slip surface.
After finishing the surface, the concrete must be allowed to cure for several days. During this time, the concrete will harden and strengthen.
Once the concrete has cured, a sealer may be applied to protect the surface from stains and damage.
Overall, installing a new concrete driveway requires careful planning, preparation, and execution to ensure a smooth and durable surface that will last for many years. Consult with TAT Construction, a professional concrete contractor today, to ensure that all aspects of the installation process are properly executed.