Control joints are cut into the imprinted concrete as its allows the product to expand and contract during temperature changes and therefore prevent cracks forming. We carefully place the joints at areas we feel they will be most effective however this is still not a guarantee. If you would prefer to not have control joints made in your driveway, please let us know before work commences.
Driveways can be installed throughout the year, however it will take slightly longer to lay in wet conditions than in warm, dry weather. We monitor the weather carefully and plan each stage of the work accordingly.
Depending on the weather it should take around 7-10 days for us to complete. The driveway may be walked on after 24-48 hours and may be parked on after 7 days (although for heavier vehicles this is increased to 48 hours).
The concrete used is placed on a sub base which is between 10-12cm thick. The concrete itself is then a further 10-12cm thick (this is slightly less in patios). The concrete used in our driveways is reinforced with fibre mesh making it the same strength as that used on public highways.