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CONCRETE REGULATIONS (Single Family Residential and Duplexes)

A. DRIVEWAY

  1. Shall be concrete.
  2. Minimum thickness 4" with 3/8" steel on 24" o.c. each way supported on plastic chairs or reinforced with 6" x 6" x 10" wire mesh lapped one 6" joint and tied. Sand cushion 1" average, maximum 2".
  3. Minimum driveway width 10 feet; maximum driveway width 30 feet.
  4. Minimum spacing between driveways is 10 feet.

B . APPROACH

  1. Minimum thickness 5" (City right-of-way) with 3/8" steel on 24" o.c. each way supported on plastic chairs with 1"-2" cushion sand and expansion joint material against all existing concrete.
  2. If on street: 5" thick with 3/8" steel on 24" o.c. each way, tied to steel coming out of street. If no steel exists, dowels must be drilled 4"-6" into street 24" o.c. and tied to new steel with 2" of cushion sand.
  3. Street cut: must be minimum 18" from behind curb across curb flowline.
  4. Minimum 5' radius on each side of driveway connecting to local and collector streets.

C . SIDEWALK

  1. Minimum thickness 3-1/2" with 3/8" rebar on 24" o.c. each way or 6" x 6" x 10" wire mesh lapped 6" and tied with sand cushion 1" average, maximum 2". No sidewalk pour shall be doweled to the curb.
  2. Handicap access - minimum 3/8" rebar on 24" o.c. doweled to street if steel is not present. Drill dowels 4" - 6" into street.
  3. Sidewalks cannot be used as part of driveway
  4. Handicap ramps at intersections shall comply to attached pedestrian ramp design.

D . CONCRETE BOND

  1. Street cut for approaches require bond for work in the City right-of-way.
  2. Homeowners are exempt from bond requirement.