Concrete Regulations

A. Driveway
  • Shall be concrete
  • Minimum thickness 4 inches with 3/8 inches steel on 24 inches o.c. each way supported on plastic chairs or reinforced with 6 by 6  by 10 inches wire mesh lapped one 6 inches joint and tied. Sand cushion 1 inch average, maximum 2 inches
  • Minimum driveway width 10 feet; maximum driveway width 30 feet
  • Minimum spacing between driveways is 10 feet
B . Approach
  • Minimum thickness 5 inches (city right-of-way) with 3/8 inches steel on 24 inches o.c. each way supported on plastic chairs with 1 - 2 inches cushion sand and expansion joint material against all existing concrete
  • If on street: 5 inches thick with 3/8 inches steel on 24 inches o.c. each way, tied to steel coming out of street. If no steel exists, dowels must be drilled 4 - 6 inches into street 24 inches o.c. and tied to new steel with 2 inches of cushion sand
  • Street cut: must be minimum 18 inches from behind curb across curb flow line
  • Minimum 5 foot radius on each side of driveway connecting to local and collector streets
C . Sidewalk
  • Minimum thickness 3-1/2 inches with 3/8 inches rebar on 24 inches o.c. each way or 6 by 6 by 10 inches wire mesh lapped 6 inches and tied with sand cushion 1 inches average, maximum 2 inches. No sidewalk pour shall be doweled to the curb
  • Handicap access - minimum 3/8 inches rebar on 24 inches o.c. doweled to street if steel is not present. Drill dowels 4 to 6 inches into street
  • Sidewalks cannot be used as part of driveway
  • Handicap ramps at intersections shall comply to attached pedestrian ramp design
D . Concrete Bond
  • Street cut for approaches require bond for work in the city right-of-way
  • Homeowners are exempt from bond requirement