Concrete Regulations

A. Driveway


  • Shall be concrete.
  • Minimum thickness 4 inches with 3/8 inches steel on 24 inches on center 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 6 inches (City right-of-way) with 1/2 inches steel on 18 inches on center each way supported on plastic chairs with 1 - 2 inches cushion sand and expansion joint material against all existing concrete.
  • If on street: 6 inches thick with 1/2 inches steel on 18 inches on center each way, tied to steel coming out of street. If no steel exists, dowels must be drilled 4 - 6 inches into street 18 inches on center and tied to new steel.
  • 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 4 inches with 3/8 inches rebar on 24 inches on center 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 on center 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 with the pedestrian ramp design shown in the General Design Standards and Standard Details.

D . Concrete Bond


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