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Under normal conditions and taking the necessary precautions, your curbing should look great for many years to come. There is a chance, because we are in Indiana, that there could be a hairline crack at some point in your curb’s life. We use polypropylene fibers to reinforce the concrete, air-entrained cement, and a variable gas powered curb machine for greater compaction and curb strength and control joints are placed approximately every 2 feet to control the expansion/contraction process. No one will guarantee totally against cracking. If they do, read the fine print. 1/8″ steel cable is run through the entire curb during the extrusion process to minimize shifting and/or separation.
We have many different styles, patterns, rollers, and colors to choose from. Please see our Gallery page for examples and specific details.
Polypropylene fiber mesh is added during the mixing process to reinforce the curb. 1/8″ steel cable is run through the entire curb during the extrusion process to minimize shifting and/or separation.
Yes, concrete is a natural product and is exposed to the natural elements. If you desire a more uniform appearance you may apply a sealant every three years.
Most jobs we will get done in just one day. Longer jobs or inclement weather may slow us down some. It is imperative that you keep everything off the curb for a minimum of 48 hours. After a week the curb should be hard enough to mow on and work around. Total curing will take about 28 days.
YES… it is extremely important to do exact ground preparation so the finished height of the curb will match that of the lawn. You should be able to mow on the curb without having to trim. Inconsistent curb heights make your yard look sloppy.
No, the curbing is extruded from a special curb machine. We come to the site and lay down a continuous custom concrete edging that defines and beautifies existing and new landscape and garden areas. The concrete edging is one continuous piece with control joints cut halfway through, approximately 2 feet apart. Since there are no separate pieces, grass and weeds will not grow through the concrete.
YES… We will use our 19 years of experience to give you many different ideas and suggestions. Our goal is for your yard to become a showplace. We will use our creative design ideas and techniques to make your yard stand out among your neighbors.
Pricing is based primarily on the number of lineal feet extruded per job site. Factors such as ground preparation problems, number of different areas to be done, coloring and stamping, and travel distance may affect the price. This is why we give FREE consultations. We need to see the site before we can give you a firm quote.
Every job is a little different, but under normal conditions, we will pull the existing edging before installation. Sprinklers may have to be moved, but in most cases, we can work around them. With some installations, our curbing may be in front or maybe in the back of sprinkler heads. It really depends where the final design of the edging will go.
YES… most trees will have some type of surface root. Some trees, like the Silver Maple, are terrible for surface roots. We probably will not attempt to put our curbing around this tree. For other trees it is a good idea to move our curbing out further from the tree. We will have to cut any roots that may pose a problem for installation. There is also a potential problem in the future that surface roots may grow back and uplift the curbing. We will look at these on an individual basis. There is no warranty when curbing is installed around trees.