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Planning Your Concrete Driveway

Planning Your Concrete Driveway concrete driveway Planning Your Concrete Driveway driveway design 231x300The quality of the completed concrete driveway always begins with good planning. Spending time planning your concrete driveway is always a wise decision that can help you eliminate possible problems later on. One of the first things to consider is size.

The suggested width for a single-car driveway is 9 to 10 feet. For double width, plan to use 18 to 20 feet. If the distance from the street to a two or more car garage is long enough, the initial entry approach can be of single-car width and then widened near the garage to accommodate all car stalls.

If space is available, extra parking or a turn-around area can be included. Also, the planning stage is the time to consider adding that concrete patio or porch addition.

As for thickness, on non-reinforced pavement, 4 inches thick is standard for passenger car driveways. For heavier vehicles, a thickness of 5″ to 5 1/2″ is recommended. To eliminate standing water, we slope the driveway towards the street a minimum of 1%, or 1/8 inch per foot for proper drainage.

Water drainage is one of the biggest items to be discussed when planning a new concrete driveway. If not done properly, water can find its way into your home or place of business and can literally cause thousands more dollars in damage. Speaking from experience and stories from hundreds of previous customers in and around Northwest Arkansas, water drainage is a big deal!

Harmon Concrete has the concrete driveway experience you need if you’re thinking about a new concrete driveway. We have literally helped hundreds of customers since 1985 plan for every possible scenario. Thinking of a stained concrete driveway? Give us a call today!

From water drainage and layout to style and pattern design, let Harmon Concrete help with every stage of planning your concrete driveway. Give us a call, or for your added convenience, schedule an appointment when it’s convenient for you, and we’ll come to you on your specified day and time!

Since 1985, Harmon Concrete has provided quality craftsmanship at affordable prices. Harmon Concrete is the concrete company for northwest Arkansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Missouri. We’re focused on helping our customers get the job done in Northwest Arkansas, Houston, Texas and the Central United States… no matter how big or small.

Harmon Concrete specializes in all phases of commercial, industrial and residential concrete in Northwest Arkansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Missouri, including stained concretepolished concreteepoxy flooring, floor maintenance, acid stainingstamped concrete, asphalt sealcoating parking lots, asphalt sealcoating driveways and decorative concrete. We’re experts at concrete footings, concrete slabs, concrete driveways, concrete porches, concrete patios, decorative concrete and concrete sidewalks. (That’s what happens when you’ve been in the industry since 1985) Our prices are not just competitive, they’re unbeatable when you show us a competitors bid!

Serving The Central United States Since 1987

Harmon Concrete proudly services Tulsa, Oklahoma, Muskogee, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Bentonville, Arkansas, Rogers, Arkansas, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas, Harrison, Arkansas, Branson, Missouri, Springfield, Missouri, Joplin, Missouri, Neosho, Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, Jefferson City, Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, Wichita, Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, Dallas, Texas, Fort Worth, Texas, Houston, Texas and the entire Central United States of America.

If your city is not listed, please rest assured that Harmon Concrete services all of Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas.