If you are looking for stronger and or maintenance free then concrete is the product of choice. However this is a critical decision for the home owner in the choice of the contractor or the finisher. If your contractor or finisher doesn't understand the right composition of the right concrete mix for the right job you will be at a higher risk of throwing your money away because if the composition isn't right it will crack
The problem with cracking is relative to how critical the cracks are, if the crack is all the way through then you will increase the chance of more serious problems resulting in someone getting hurt or law suits. This is more common than most people know.
As for the price you will pay a little more for concrete these days than in years past and that is primarily because blacktop is a petroleum base product this has increased its value dramatically so much that it is almost the same price as concrete. So one could make the argument that they economy has forced us to go with the better product
That doesn't pertain to all conditions or locations. A good contractor should be aware of the factors that are in vole in giving you a good job ,such as thing that effect your pour ,like weather ,soil, the pasture,moisture,type of sealer, proper mix, rebar if you choose ,and how much and what to of finish.
I want to help you understand how much there is to know when you are trying to choose the right contractor, that if you aren't aware of you might as well just throw your money out the window
That sealing concrete immediately after pouring weakens your concrete; it will hold water thus weakening it. When to apply it is in a minimum time of 15 days optimal is over 28 days for best results
That rebar and mesh aren't mandatory when pouring concrete, However It may strengthen and reinforce and prevent breaking or better put separating of concrete but don't accepted it to prevent cracking. There are so many factors that play a part in cracking why it isn't guaranteed against. In short the chances as of cracking are greater than not. But even with that it is still the overall most desired choice
This is just another critical reason why the dollar shouldn't be the bottom line and why it is in your best advantage to use concrete over blacktop.
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There are so many factors that play a part in cracking, why it isn't guaranteed against. In short the chances as of cracking are greater than not. But even with that it is still the overall most desired choice.