[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mansfield 5-25-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-16. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 9-26-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-25]
Concrete driveways. Concrete driveways or aprons shall have a subgrade of granular material of at least four inches thickness. The subgrade shall be well compacted to the satisfaction of the Township. The concrete shall be a minimum 4,500 pounds per square inch rating, with documentation establishing such rating to be filed with the Township Construction Office. Wire mesh of W6 x W6 type shall be enmeshed in the concrete along the center line of thickness, two inches from the bottom of the slab. The concrete slab shall have a uniform thickness of not less than four inches. Expansion joints shall be placed in the driveway or apron not greater than 10 feet apart, and control joints shall be established not less than six feet apart unless otherwise directed by the Township.
Asphalt driveways or aprons. Asphalt driveways or aprons shall have a subgrade of granular material of at least four inches thickness. The subgrade shall be well compacted to the satisfaction of the Township. The pavement shall consist of the following three layers: a layer of dense graded aggregate stone, at least four inches thick; a layer of base course hot mix asphalt, no less than two inches thick; and a layer of top course hot mix asphalt not less than two inches thick. Each layer of the driveway or apron shall be proof-rolled to the satisfaction of the Township during construction.
All formwork and installation shall be inspected under the supervision of the Township Engineer.
No driveway or apron shall be constructed within the Township without the property owner first having obtained a driveway/apron inspection permit from the Township Land Use Coordinator. The completed application shall be submitted together with a permit fee of $25 and an inspection fee of $250.
The Township Land Use Coordinator shall, not less than once annually, provide all general and paving contractors known to the Coordinator to be operating in the Township with written notice of the permit and construction requirements of this chapter. The initial notice shall be sent within 60 days of the effective date of this chapter by certified mail.
This chapter shall not relieve the person or entity actually constructing the driveway or apron from responsibility for the quality of construction and any defects in materials or workmanship.