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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 (82% of 40 votes): Yes.

Answer: Yes
Explanation: always the apron needs to be thicker at list 6 inches
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: Yes
Explanation: Yes it's where a lot of weight is transfered from the curb to the slab and the thickness means durability when entering and exiting daily
Phoenix concrete services inc.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: it is a pressure point
caydens concrete restoration inc
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Certain jurisdictions require 6" aprons.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Usually if it is a city approach it will be 6 inches thick.
Concrete services
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: pressure point when vehicle exerts downward pressure
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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