How Long Should I Wait Before I Can Drive on My New Driveway?

Drivers can park a typical passenger car on a driveway approximately one week after the concrete is placed, according to Richfield Concrete. After about one month, the driveway is almost as strong as it's going to get, so homeowners can park heavier vehicles on it.

Different companies use different concrete formulas, and these formulas can affect curing time. In addition, climate has a significant affect on how long concrete takes to fully cure, with both humidity and temperate playing a role. Because of this, homeowners might want to ask the people pouring the concrete how long it takes to cure, and cautious homeowners might want to wait longer than the prescribed time.