3 Types Of Cement Driveways You Can Do On Your Own

If you need a new driveway but don't want to pay for it to be done then you may want to tackle the job yourself with some ready mix cement. But one thing that you may not know about using ready mix cement from ready mix cement manufacturers is that you have different types of options to choose from in regards to the types of finishes you can do. Sound like something that you're interested in learning more about? Read on to learn more. 

Faux Brick

You may think that the only want to get a brick driveway is to have brick professionally laid brick by brick, but did you know that you can get the appearance of brick with ready mix cement? In order to get this look, simply lay your cement in your driveway just like you normally would. Then, you can purchase cement stamps in a brick pattern from a local home improvement store or even from some ready mix cement suppliers. Then, you take the stamp and you hand stamp the pattern into the cement in whatever pattern that you'd like which gives you the appearance of having a brick driveway. 

Smooth Finish

Have you seen driveways that almost look like they have a glossy appearance to them? Does that seem like a type of finish that would do particularly well in the environment that you live in? If so, then you may want to consider getting a thinner type of ready mix concrete and applying a thin glaze or sealant on the top of it. All you have to do to do this is lay your ready mix concrete like you normally would but make sure that it's as smooth as possible. After it has cured for at least a couple of days, you can apply a sealant or glaze on top of it which will do two things: add a smoother finish and change the color of your concrete. 


Do you like the look of having a driveway that has different sections in it that almost look like panels? If so, then you can lay your ready mix concrete in sections separated by some 2x4's. Depending on how many panels you want in your driveway will help you deice how many pieces of wood that you should lay down. 

As you can see, there are several different things that you can do on your own with ready mix concrete. Reach out to a supplier like P & L  Concrete Products Inc & Garden Center for more information.