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1404 Mabury Rd.
San Jose, CA 95133

Ph: (408) 794-1901

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Curbs & Gutters
Curbs and Gutters (C&G) establish the grades for roadways and collect water from rains and runoff. Curbs provide a break or stop between roadways and pedestrian travelways, and gutters typically move water from the roadway to storm water catch basins or drains.

C&G functionality is often hindered as a result of accident damage, deteriorating soil conditions, or tree growth. Property owners that are adjacent to damaged C&G are responsible for the cost to repair the C&G. Information pertaining to the ordinance on the property owner’s responsibility to C&G can be found in the City’s municipal code (Section 14.16.2200 to Section 14.16.227).

A permit is required prior to performing any work on C&G so that city inspection staff can ensure proper elevations of the new gutter prior to any work. Curb & gutter permit conditions:
  • Remove one foot of street asphalt the entire length adjacent the curb and gutter repair.
  • The city must inspect concrete forms prior to pouring concrete. Call at least 24 hours in advance of the desired inspection date.
  • Concrete must be a six sack mix curing to 3000 PSI.
  • After pouring the concrete and removing the concrete forms, backfill the removed asphalt area with base rock. City crews will replace the asphalt after the concrete work has passed final inspection.