The front edge of my home slab is about 37 feet from the street. There is a 12*4 feet landing pad next to street and a 7*4 area next to front door. Originally there was a 33*4 rectangular walkway connecting the two. It has been removed and I want to rebuild a walkway in its place.

I am wondering if a curved walkway design resembling a tall trapezoid with curved sides and a wide base close to 12 feet and a narrow top close to 5 foot will be practical and good looking.

In particular I am concerned if the curved design is more prone to cracking and what to do to minimize it. How are spacers and rebars are to be placed?

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    Mesh top and bottom (if thick enough) and pour it in squarish shapes with movement joints between.
    – Paul Uszak
    Apr 14, 2019 at 22:49

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Curved concrete drives and walkways are no more likely to crack than rectangular. I have a semi circular drive and a curved walk. The drive foundation was well packed and it has 1/2 rebar on roughly 18' centers ( we had some left over from the house) , it has handled 10,000+ lb. trucks, no problem . The walk, not so well packed and used only mesh : It has hairline cracks at some decorative brick inlays. So with good preparation and rebar you can make any shape you want.

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