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A concrete driveway can prove to be an excellent addition to any property, giving your property additional parking space for your car, something high sought after by home owners, especially in towns and cities. Approved Trader can help you in your search for a trusted tradesmen who can help you create a concrete driveway, with an professional service our tradesmen will create a durable driveway that will last for many years, they will maintain a safe and tidy working environment bringing the minimum amount of distraction to your home.
When you use Approved Trader to find a tradesmen you can feel confident of getting an excellent service at a low cost, all our driveway providers have been vetted and have experience creating concrete driveways, by using Approved Trader you will be able to compare multiple quotes and find the best price for your job. We also have tradesmen who are able to offer alternative driveway solutions, including a paved driveway, gravel amongst other options, give us a call or enquire online and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Using a professional tradesmen to lay to driveway can be cheaper than you think and will be able to avoid hitting those costly problems of DIY, in addition they will be able to bring their experience and ensure your driveway is kept in-keeping with your property and you garden area.
How To Concrete A Driveway
If you are considering creating your own concrete driveway then it is recommended you do have some knowledge of pouring concrete, to create the perfectly level driveway you will need an array of tools and need to go through several step. The tools needed :
|- a cement mixer;|
- a wheelbarrow
- a shovel
- a pickaxe
- a spade
|- a tape measure, |
- a spirit level;
- a ruler
- a trowel;
- a saw;
|- a clamp; |
- pegs and cord;
- a groomer;
- a broom;
- a brush.
Your first step in creating a concrete drive is marking off the area you are wanting to concrete, you then to dig out the area, the depth will depend on what sort of thickness you want the concrete to be, a good rule of thumb is around 16cm, this is then surrounded by a framework so that when you pour the concrete mix it only goes where you are wanting it.
When creating the concrete mix you first need to calculate the amount of concrete you will need, to get this simply calculate the surface area of the concrete area by the desired thickness, then it is recommended to add 10% to ensure you have enough. Once you have the figure of how much concrete mix you need, start the process of mixing the concrete and once done pour the mix into driveway area you previously dug out. As you pour the concrete mix, level it with a rake ensuring it is the correct thickness throughout the area, making sure it is distributed into every corner ensuring there are no holes. If you find any, seal it with the fresh concrete and shovel. Then, the tamp assembly of the concrete surface, focusing property for bumps on a surface of both flat and smooth. Smooth the concrete with a trowel. Once your concrete driveway has been laid, you can protect it by covering it with a sheet of polyethylene and bricks, you should leave the driveway to set for about four days to ensure it strengthens fully.
Concrete Driveway Cost
The cost of creating a concrete driveway can vary, obviously if you do it yourself can be cheaper, but you may be surprised how low the cost could be for a professional to carry out the work for you, Approved Trader work to try and get you the best possible prices, so why not get a tailored quote, if we are too expensive, don`t use one of tradesmen you are under no obligation, but we are confident of the great value for money we offer.
Imprinted Concrete Driveways
If you are looking at creating more decorative concrete drive then th use of imprinted concrete can help create spectacular look that will help you stand out from the crowed.