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First off you need to make certain that he is going to jackhammer the old driveway and remove it from your property. I guess before that, be sure to get a reputable contractor to do it. Check with BBB if you would like to.. Then jackhammer and remove. Be certain that they are replacing the driveway with the proper thickness. I believe it is 4". They will lay down 4"x 4" wire sitting on little blocks called "adobe" blocks to suspend the wire off of the bottom.Be certain that they put crack reliefs in when they are finishing concrete. Those are the indentations that they put in due to the expansion and contraction of the concrete so it will crack in the indentations instead of on the slab. Be certain that they form up the driveway before the wire. They put 18 or 24" stakes in the ground and then nail the wood formers to the stakes. This is what hold the concrete in. They will pour it in one day then trowel it, install the expansion reliefs and then they will take a soft hair 24" pushbroom and give it a light brush finish. All of the edges will be troweled and rolled over nicely. Be certain that he doesn't over order on concrete. Basically it is length x width x depth 27 cu ft. = 1 cu. yard. There will be a small portion over to allow for any problems. This is normal. The next day they will come back, pull the forms and your good to go. Be sure to get 3 estimates. Good Luck!

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