One of the first things that a person sees when coming to your home is your driveway. We believe that a driveway doesn't have to be dull and boring; that's why we have some of the best concrete contractors in Omaha, NE ready to make your driveway stand out. We have a very skilled team here at Omaha Concrete and Paving who are very diverse in their creativity and skillsets.
The subgrade of a driveway is the bedrock and cornerstone of a long-lasting driveway. From the very beginning of your project, we do it right, and that starts with taking into account all of the factors needed for a structurally sound driveway. The correct soil composition and compaction are the necessary keys to a stable subgrade.
Starting the right subgrade helps during the pouring process and ensures an even slab throughout. Having an even thickness of concrete helps protect against the driveway settling and cracking. We go to great lengths to ensure our projects are all started correctly, and that begins with the subgrade being installed right.
The next phase in the driveway installation is the installation of reinforcement in the form of steel rebar or wire mesh. This reinforcement will provide additional structural support for your driveway, which is necessary due to the heavy traffic it sees. Proper reinforcement helps protect against cracking and allows for the slab to carry a heavier load than it could handle otherwise.
Thickness an Grade
Having your concrete driveway poured to the proper depth must be done precisely. Driveway thickness is a significant determining factor in the structural capacity for how much weight it can bear. In some cases, increasing the depth, just one inch from 4-5in leads to an increase of 50% of its load capacity.
With the added inch it helps ensure the longevity and durability of your new driveway.
Along with the proper thickness, you also need the appropriate grade on your driveway. You don't want rainwater or snowmelt to drain back towards your residence, causing other problems. All of our driveways take into consideration the proper grade to help ensure adequate drainage.
An excellent finish on your concrete driveway requires a skilled hand to perform. Our employees are top-notch and take great pride in their work. From screeding the concrete into a smooth surface to applying different textures with stamping or a broom finish, our technicians have the skillset to make your driveway stand out.
We see today that most driveways look just like the next, which we install regularly. However, there are numerous other affordable ways to finish your driveway and have it stand out from everyone else. There are almost endless designs and patterns, as well as concrete stamps or stains that will add great design elements into your driveway.
As a company, our workers are skilled and well rounded to pull off nearly any design you may choose for your driveway. We love creativity and new ideas and would like to have the opportunity to work on your next project. Give us a call today!
What Our Clients Are Saying
We had been wanting a new patio for the longest time but couldn't decide on what we wanted while staying within our budget. We contacted Omaha Concrete and Paving and they anwered all our questions and gave us an estimate that fit into our budget. Not only did they deliver a phenomenal patio with all of our design elements but they even got it done sooner than anticipated"