How Long Does It Take To Completely Replace A Concrete Driveway?

For homeowners, replacing a driveway may be a stressful experience. Getting masons, concrete staff, and the rest of the family to work together can be difficult, particularly when there are several cars in the driveway. 

The amount of time it takes for the concrete to dry to become drivable has a big impact on how well it sits and how good the new driveway looks when it’s done.

A driveway is a timeless addition that will significantly increase the value of your house while also providing the perfect ‘wow’ factor to the exterior of your home. When the driveway is new, such as a resin attached driveway, you’ve got a formula for long-term surfacing performance on your hands.

It takes time to plan the ideal driveway, but once the vans arrive and get to work, it will be well worth the effort. You won’t have to wait long to see your brand-new driveway finished and looking fantastic.

When it’s time to repair the concrete driveway, make sure you know how much it will cost, how long the new driveway can last, and what kinds of choices you have.

The estimated cost of replacing a concrete driveway is between $8 and $15 per square foot. The average cost of replacing a concrete driveway is between $6,000 and $12,000.

This is a starting point for driveway replacement projects of average duration.

Alternatively, if you have current subgrade problems that need to be excavated, the total building expense would increase from $5 to $10 per square foot.

The typical driveway is 16 feet wide, 38 feet long, and 4 inches thick, and it runs straight from the house to the street.

If the driveway is larger than this (approximately 610 square feet) or more complicated than a straight up-and-down driveway, you might expect to pay more for it to be replaced.

The majority of the construction begins with the excavation of the current driveway. To give you an idea of how long this stage will take, we’ll answer the question: how long does it take to dig out a driveway?

Digging out the driveway is the first stage of the process, and it’s here where you’ll see the full extent of the new driveway’s effect on the outside of your home—in the best possible way.

Digging out your designated driveway may not be the most exciting stage of development (that honor is usually reserved for selecting the right aggregate for the surface or seeing the finished product), but it is also a necessary part of the process.

So, how long will it be before the land is primed for the next step of your driveway construction? 

The length of time it takes can be determined by six factors: the width of the road, the size of the drive, the slope of the driveway, the drilling process, the current surface materials, and the temperature. 

How long would it take to build my concrete driveway? – The scale and sophistication of your project will determine this. Concrete developments for residential purposes usually take 1-3 days to complete. The time it takes for fresh concrete to cure adds to the time it takes to use it.

Allow up to two days for the freshly poured concrete to cure before stepping on it. After people have started walking on the street, keep animals off it for at least another two days. 

This would prevent untrimmed nails from digging holes in the newly dry surface; it is recommended that vehicles not be driven on new concrete until at least three days after it has been poured.

Remember that it takes a month (28 days) for concrete to dry fully and maintain its strength. It is also possible to pierce, chip, or otherwise harm the recently paved driveway during this period. 

During the first month of the driveway’s existence, tread lightly and stop any reckless driving activity, and the pavement will retain its shape for years.

Are You Looking for Help Building a Concrete Driveway, Addition, or Extension for Your Home? 

Spaulding Concrete has been the San Francisco Bay Area’s top concrete contractor for over 30 years.  We have been serving our community with driveway extensions and additions, flat surface concrete installation for sidewalks, city bike paths, commercial floors, parking lots, RV pads, steps, curbs, and gutters.  We specialize in the completion of our projects in an effective, timely and reasonable manner. The qualified concrete experts at Spaulding Concrete will be on schedule, on budget, and meet or exceed standards by careful planning, professional execution, and strict quality control. To schedule your free quote, contact us today! We are proud to serve Alameda and Contra Costa County and the surrounding areas.

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