Driveways & Sidewalks (cont., pg. 5)


What You Need To Do

● Hire an experienced, licensed, insured concrete subcontractor with good references ─ whom you actually called.  Make this hire days before he is needed.

 

● Present the subcontractor with a site plan indicating location and nature of all flatwork.

Review the plan together to ensure that he has complete understanding of what you want, and agree upon a starting date.

● If your agreement calls for you to provide the concrete, call your concrete supplier at least one day in advance to set up concrete delivery to your job site.

Your contractor can estimate how much you will need.

 

● When forms are in place and ready for pouring, give everything a good look.  Make sure the set-up matches the plan.

● Check to see that driveway and patio forms slope away from the house to prevent rain from puddling.

● Check corners for squareness, just as you did before foundation concrete was poured.

 

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● Depth of forms should be no more than four inches.  Anything beyond that is wasting concrete and your money.

The only exception would be for extra depth if you plan to keep a very heavy vehicle such as an RV.

● You probably do not need a building inspection for flatwork, but check with local inspectors to make sure.

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