Concrete paving is a common method for driveway installations, and can be used as a substitute for asphalt paving. This video will break down how to estimate the cost for a concrete paved driveway.
Concrete and asphalt usually cost the same, which makes it a good alternative. Asphalt also needs more maintenance than a concrete driveway, which can cost you more in the long run.
The first thing to consider is thickness. Five inches is the recommended thickness. This will help with installing the concrete and also add more protection against cracking and other damage.
There are also different types of concrete, which are measured in PSI. Most do 3000PSI, and it’s recommended to do 3500-4000PSI for durability and longevity. The higher the PSI, the more strength the concrete has.
Slope is another factor. The driveway needs to be sloped away from the home for proper drainage. You also need rebar reinforcement or fiber reinforcement mesh that is added into the concrete mix itself.
Cost is going to vary depending on the materials used, the contractors you hire, the labor involved, and the area you need to be covered. For more information on concrete driveways, click on the link to the video above.