Many would like to know the answer to the question: “How thick should a concrete driveway be?”. This is quite an obvious interest if the decision is made to build an access road to the house. Concrete is often chosen for such purposes because it is a very strong material that can withstand heavy loads. However, it is necessary to follow the laying technology, use only a high-quality mixture, so that the structure can eventually serve its intended purpose for many years and not change its characteristics. It is worth recalling that if the characteristics of the coating begin to change due to the influence of external factors, then the road will definitely not last long.
So let’s answer an important question. If you are interested in laying a concrete road, then experts recommend making it at least 17 cm thick. However, if, for example, you need to build a road for business purposes and heavy loads are expected that the coating will experience during its operation, then the thickness of the coating should be at least 20-25 cm. At the same time, great attention should be paid to the preparation of the base. This applies to any road, both commercial and private. Competent preparation of the road base and professional actions for further laying using high-quality concrete mix will guarantee a long service life of the pavement.