The Curbing Process
Whether you choose to follow your original landscape edge or re-create your yard, a member of our design team will be with you all the way. We can assist you by making recommendations on what looks and works great. You will receive a site plan and written estimate. Colors and textures, if desired, will be chosen and the work day scheduled.
The first step in the actual installation is to prepare the ground for the new borders. A 12" wide by 1-1/2" deep cut is made using a sod cutter, or if we are following an existing edge, the landscape material, (rock, mulch etc..) is pulled back to make room for the new border and class 6 roadbase is added and compacted to fill any voids. Care is taken along the way to ensure the least impact on the yard and landscape.
Concrete is mixed on site. A blend of cement, concrete sand, water and fiber mesh (for added strength) is mixed and then transported to the area with wheel barrows. Again, no heavy equipment or cement trucks tearing up your yard.
The concrete is then fed into an extruding machine, compacted and pushed out through the desired mold. Because no forms are needed, we are able to create flowing curves, straight lines and even circles if desired.
The border is then finished with specially designed trowels that are matched to the mold to ensure a smooth, void free border. Textures and patterns would then be applied if called for.
Control joints are cut in the border every 2-3 feet to help control the ground forces.
Landscaping can be resumed 72 hours after your border installation. Care must still be taken, the borders will reach their full cure at 28 days.