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Does the apron of a concrete driveway need to be thicker than the rest of the driveway?

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Question: Does the apron of a concrete driveway need to be thicker than the rest of the driveway?
Top Answer (84% of 38 votes): Yes.

Answer: Yes
Explanation: It is ideal to add 20-30% thickness to the apron or any other edge where load transfer occurs.
Maven Group LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: To accomidate heavy trucks or larger than normal vehicles which may use your drive to turn around.
BAT Concrete llc
Answer: No
Explanation: I can and should be the same
Wes Barca Rebuild Contractors
Answer: Yes
Explanation: it is a pressure point
caydens concrete restoration inc
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Certain jurisdictions require 6" aprons.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I would pour the apron a minimum of seven-inches thick. In my opinion, the concrete mix should be ordered at a design strength of 4,500 pounds per square inch which is slightly stronger than the industry minimum strength standard. It would be very wise to include a grid of half-inch diameter reinforcing steel in the concrete apron. This grid is comprised of two layers of steel rods that are oriented at 90 degrees to one another. The rods in each layer should be two feet on center. The steel should be suspended during the pouring process so that a minimum of 2.5 inches of concrete is between the first layer of steel and the compacted soil.
Colorado Concrete
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Depending on original thickness and surrounding structure.
BellPro Construction LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It must me 6" thick with #4 rebar on 12" center's.
A to Z Fence and Concrete
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Usually an area of quick weight transfer
Answer: Yes
Explanation: The apron is attached the the main road and is a min of 6-8 inches
h and h company
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Because it takes the brunt of the vehicles weight when you pull up on it.
Southern Quality Concrete
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