One of the most important parts of installing a new concrete driveway, is allowing the concrete the proper time to cure. A completely cured driveway is ready for a protective coating to keep out the elements, and it can also withstand the punishment of being a driveway. If you do not allow your concrete driveway to cure before driving on it, then the weight of vehicles will cause it to start to crack. Water will get into the cracks, and expand when the weather turns cold. Your concrete driveway will then start to crumble apart, costing you thousands of dollars in repairs.