What to Know Before Pouring New Concrete Driveway

We specialize in concrete pouring here at Clayton Concrete & Backhoe. Our team serves those that live in Oklahoma City and Tulsa area with our concrete services. One of the things we do for our customers is to pour concrete for a new driveway.

 

If you are planning to have a concrete driveway poured, there are several things to consider:

 

The Right Foundation

Your top priority should be to make sure it is a permanent foundation that works in a practical way for you and your home. The slope, grade, and thickness of the concrete should be at the right level for your home and your yard. If the slope is too going toward your garage door, this could increase water retention against the door causing flooding and erosion.

 

The Right Concrete Pouring Company

Another thing to consider is the company you are planning to hire to put in your driveway. Are they experienced for installations such as yours? Are they trained to use the correct equipment that is needed to install driveways? Are they insured? Will they be responsible to get the required permits?

 

The team here at Clayton Concrete Pouring & Backhoe has highly skilled operators that are fully trained on the equipment. We’ll make sure that your driveway is poured properly.

 

Future Possible Additions

Are you going to need sleeves for future utilities to go under the driveway? This may be something you consider before having the concrete laid down. Having the space for water runoff and also future irrigation lines or lighting circuits may be worthwhile to save you some hassle in the future.

 

You should also know about the finished grade of the driveway and if it will be level to the ground or rise above it. The size you plan for the driveway to be will also be a factor.

 

Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

1. How many cars do you need to be able to fit on the driveway at one time?

2. Will you need an area to be used as a turnaround spot?

 

After the design is laid out, the contractor will determine the type of expansion joints, concrete supports, and concrete finish for your driveway.

 

Do You Need Concrete Pouring Services?

When you are looking to install a concrete driveway, call our team at Clayton Concrete Pumping & Backhoe. We are a local, family-owned company and we love to help out our neighbors here in Oklahoma City and Tulas. Give us a call for all your concrete questions.

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