Pouring a new driveway
Hello everyone, first time poster. I'm ready to sign a contract for a new driveway, but I'm on the fence on the use of fiber mesh reinforced concrete without any rebar or wire mesh for a driveway.
I live in South East Wisconsin so during the winter months we deal with many thaw/freeze cycles and most of the soil around here is clay. I don't plan to drive anything heavier than 10,000 lbs on it(work truck)
I have 4 quotes, 3 use wire mesh and 1 uses fiber mesh reinforced concrete, but no steel reinforcement. All pour 5 inch, 6 bag low chert. The ones using wire mesh cost almost $2500 more.
My research has found that fiber mesh reinforced concrete has come a long way, and that when poured without steel reinforcement, the cracking is minimal or the same when steel is used.
Any opinions would be greatly welcomed