If the concrete driveway around your home is becoming dangerous and needs replaced, there are somethings you'll want to do to get a new driveway poured. If you are considering expanding the driveway, there is more work that needs to be done. Old cracked and separating concrete can cause people to trip and fall, and it can damage the vehicles alignment system and shocks when driving on the uneven surface.
This isn't a job for amateurs and instead you'll want to call the professionals. When you get an estimate for the new driveway you want to get an estimate for the removal of the existing concrete. This may be a service you want to outsource if the company pouring the concrete seems to give you a high quote, and you may need an excavation and prep cost. Here are the things to get special quotes on.
Remove the Old Concrete
To get rid of the old concrete you want to have a professional company come in and break and remove it. The concrete can't be broken with a shovel; a jack hammer or similar tool will have to be used. Fortunately, concrete cutting companies can remove old concrete quickly and efficiently. Not only is breaking the concrete a tough job, but loading it all into a dumpster and hauling it away is also difficult. The company will do the labor and haul the concrete away so you don't have to worry about disposing of it.
Excavating the Expanded Area
Is the concrete company going to do the excavation work for the new driveway, or should an excavation company come in to do the work. You may need to have the entire ground leveled once the old concrete is broken up and the new area is created. Also, you may need to have soil or sand brought in if the grading isn't right.
New Driveway Pouring
A concrete company will pour the driveway for you. You can get different quotes from multiple companies to see what it will cost for the space to be completed, and if you want to have anything stained, stamped, a broom swirl or other options.
Hiring one company to do all the work may not be the most affordable option when you need to get a new driveway done, and one company may not have the time to do all the work. Get quotes for all three of these projects before you pick the companies to do the work for you.