Driveway Construction 101
Tips From Professionals
Just because you have a shovel and some basic knowledge of concrete doesn’t mean that your driveway will be anything close to what the professionals can do. You may find yourself spending way more money than necessary or having a shoddy looking job when all is said and done. The following are some tips from several different companies on how to create an amazing Driveway construction in no time.
The first important thing to know is what kind of soil you have on your property. If it is sandier than clay, meaning that the particles are larger and easier to work with, then you can pour a solid concrete foundation which will be relatively easy to do yourself as compared to if this was not the case.
If there isn’t much difference between your sand and clay content (meaning that both aren’t very coarse), then you may want to consider using asphalt instead of concrete since it costs less and is more easily manipulated by those without experience in driveway construction. This also means however that because it’s softer, potholes could develop over time due to excess heat from cars driving on them or water getting underneath through cracks.
One final method for creating an amazing drive involves using a pre-fabricated concrete driveway. This will cost more money up front, but the payoff is that it will be done quickly and correctly without having to do any of work other than clean out your existing space. The downside however is that there are only so many patterns available through this method as compared to if you were using an asphalt or solid foundation type of system.
If you’re looking for something between these three varieties then consider one which uses interlocking pavers instead since they can create interesting designs while still being relatively easy to install over sandier soil conditions at least before winter weather hits. Just make sure to use multiple layers with each one containing gravel underneath in order for water not to seep into every crack possible where weeds might grow.