Building & Zoning Department
215 S. Broadway, Louisburg, KS 66053
913-837-5811 · louisburgkansas.gov
1. CONCRETE SLABS: All basement, garage floor, slab-on-grade and driveways shall be
inspected prior to concrete being poured. They shall have at a minimum #4 rebar on a 24 inch
grid, tied 50%, and on chairs. A 6 mil vapor barrier is required for all basements and slab-on-
grade. Additional reinforcement and/or grade beams may be required as detailed on the
engineered plans. Driveways shall have a maximum slope of ½” per foot.
Minimum thickness of concrete is as follows:
2. CONCRETE FLATWORK (GRANITE MIX): City sidewalks and approaches shall be inspected
prior to concrete being poured. Four (4) foot sidewalks shall have two (2) #4 bars lengthwise.
Five (5) foot sidewalks shall have three (3) #4 bars. Provide crossbars for rebar. Rebar shall be
on chairs. Sidewalks and approaches shall be Granite Mix concrete. Minimum thickness of
approaches shall be 6 inches. Approaches shall have at a minimum #4 rebar on a 24 inch grid,
tied 50%, and on chairs. Approaches shall have a maximum slope of ¼” per foot.
Please consult with Building & Zoning Department staff for location of sidewalk and length of
approach. Sidewalks and approaches shall not be poured until all utilities (water, sewer, gas,
etc.) have been installed.
3. PATIOS, STOOPS AND PRIVATE SIDEWALKS: Inspection is required prior to concrete being
poured. Patios shall have #4 rebar on a 24 inch grid, tied 50%, and on chairs.
Note: The maximum width of a driveway is 27 feet measured at the approach for residential homes with
two car garages. The maximum width of a driveway shall be thirty (30) feet measured at the approach
for residential homes with three car garages. Irregular shaped lots with limited street frontage
regardless of garage size shall not exceed twenty (20) feet at the approach. Appropriate driveway widths
for irregular shaped lots shall be at the discretion of the Planning and Zoning Director. Driveway wings
shall not exceed 3’x 3’ and are not included in determining driveway width. Driveway wings are not
Note: Driveways shall be graded and paved with asphalt, concrete or asphaltic concrete.