How Thick Should A Concrete Walkway Be In San Diego

How Thick Should A Concrete Walkway Be In San DiegoConcrete walkways can be a great addition to any home. They allow you to create an outdoor path that is safe and durable enough for all of your family members to use in the coming years. 

However, there are many ways that you can mess up this project and end up with a business that doesn’t look anything like what you pictured when it was finished. One common question we get from customers is, “How thick should a concrete walkway be?” This blog post will discuss the different thicknesses available and how they affect the final product.

There are two main factors that go into choosing the thickness of your path. The first is personal preference and how much weight you expect to put on it over time, and the second is where you plan to build your project (indoors or outdoors). 

Note: When we talk about “thickness” in this blog post, we mean how wide each section of brick is; typically, they will range from four inches all the way up to twelve.

When deciding how to build your path, the first thing you need to do is decide where it will go. If you are planning on building an outdoor project that gets regular use, then we recommend going with at least five inches of thickness for concrete

Power Lines Buried Properly

However, if this is primarily for indoors or for decoration only (i.e., no one will actually be walking on it), then three inches can work fine! Note: Regardless of where you plan to set up your new concrete slab, make sure that all power lines beneath the ground have been properly buried before starting construction.

The other major factor to consider when choosing the thickness of your project is what you plan on using it for. If this path acts as an outdoor patio or front porch, then five inches can work great! However, if only one person at a time will be walking across it (i.e., no heavy foot traffic), then three inches would be sufficient enough to keep yourself safe and sound.

When it comes to the DIY project, we recommend going with five inches of thickness for most cases. This will allow enough weight-bearing capability and is simply more durable in general! If you plan on putting this indoors, then go ahead and drop down to three inches if needed; just make sure that power lines are properly buried before digging!


If you need any assistance throughout this process or further information regarding this topic, contact San Diego Concrete at (619) 383-2500 today!