Most builders pour a 4-inch thick slab for a concrete walkway. This will provide a strong, durable surface for pedestrians and light-wheeled vehicles. The extra thickness of the concrete will prevent cracks and wear. A 4″-thick slab is also easier to maintain than a thinner slab. To determine the appropriate thickness, use two-by-four-inch boards as forms. Allow half an inch between the boards and the concrete.
The thickness of the walkway depends on where it will be used. If it is being installed in a driveway, it should be thicker. Seven-inch-thick walkways are recommended. They will handle additional weight, including vehicles. This type of concrete is suitable for a field or roadway. RTS Construction considers all factors to determine the right thickness for your project. When making your decision, always consult a contractor before making any final decisions.
When constructing a concrete walkway, consider the amount of traffic that the walkway will receive. Four-inch-thick slabs can withstand the weight of routine pedestrian traffic, but the thickness is not the same for every walkway. It is important to keep in mind that climate and traffic patterns may vary from one location to another. If you are unsure, consult a professional for assistance. A 4-inch-thick concrete walkway is capable of handling regular pedestrian traffic.