Concrete driveways are a very popular choice for homeowners around the world for a number of reasons. Their durability, resilience and aesthetic quality make for a perfect surface for homes of all types, from small properties to large stately homes. However, choosing the right type of concrete for your driveway can be difficult, which is why we have created this buyers’ guide.
There are a number of factors that you need to consider to ensure that the concrete used for your driveway is fit for purpose. If the wrong type of concrete is used, it can be liable to cracking, which can ruin the entire appearance of the driveway. Some things to consider are:
- Depending on the weight the concrete will be supporting, different thicknesses of concrete will be required. Driveways are usually around four inches thick, which helps them support multiple vehicles.
- Reinforcing the driveway with a steel grid at half depth is a proven way to enhance the strength of the surface.
- Ensure that the edges of the driveway are sloped, so rainwater falls off and does not pool on the surface.
Ready-mixed concrete is ideal for projects that require large volumes, such as driveways, as it saves time and effort on mixing the concrete on site. At EasyMix, we are proud to offer fantastic ready-mixed concrete services that are perfect for any construction project, including the creation of your new driveway. The mixture can be delivered right to your site, and our state of the art pumps can release the mixture into the correct place – no need to push around heavy wheelbarrows when you choose us.
When you use our concrete, you will find that you benefit from a surface that is hardwearing, long-lasting and easy on the eye. From the whole driveway to the decorative finishes at the end, our expert team can deliver and lay the mixture perfectly. For those with particularly tight time constraints, we can include additives in our mixtures to shorten curing times, as well as strengthening the already-resilient concrete.
We recommend our C35 concrete for most domestic driveway projects, but we know that no two projects are the same. If you are unsure as to the best type of concrete to use for your new driveway, our expert team are always on hand to help you with informative, friendly advice.
Working out how much concrete you need for your driveway can require a lot of mental arithmetic, so we’ve created our concrete calculator to make everything simple. For a slab of concrete, simply enter the length, width and average depth of the slab; for a trench, enter the length of the centreline along with the width and depth, and the calculator will do the rest!
EasyMix are proud to be a leading provider of first-class concrete services across London and the surrounding areas. If you would like to know more about what we do, please feel free to get in touch with us today and we will be more than happy to help you with anything you need.