Transforming your homes’ landscape can be as simple as adding special touches with borders and curbing. This type of application can really bump up the curb appeal of your home. There are a variety of options to choose from to assist you in getting the exact look you want. Check out the photo gallery to get some ideas!
Why use concrete landscape curbing?
The main reason property owners install concrete landscape curbing is to define a specific area of their landscape and because they do not particularly like the look of wood or bender board in their landscape. Concrete landscape curbing is the perfect solution to many long time problems including controlling grass and weeds from growing into planter bed areas, to define a child’s play area, to control water runoff and outline walkways and paths. Extruded concrete can follow any curve or design that is already in the landscape or can be used to make the design. The process allows the contractor to mix the concrete on site and add custom colors and patterns to match or accent anything including brick, stone, or house/trim color.
First, the sod removal (if needed) and ground leveling is completed to ready the area for curb installation. This is done using a sod-cutting machine to cut a 12″ wide strip of sod and is rolled up and placed in your waste receptacle or taken away upon customer request. The crew will then use a flat shovel to level the ground.
Second, plaster sand, Portland Cement, and fiber mesh (for strength and durability) is mixed on a self-contained trailer. If colored curbing is being installed, concrete color is added to the concrete mix in an exact measurement for the number of linear feet being installed. The concrete mixture is a dry mix, and will resemble the look of wet sand.
Third, the concrete mix is taken by wheel barrow to the installation area, fed into the curb machine and extruded into a beautiful continuous border to your exact landscape design specifications. The curbing is finished with a trowel and based on design choice, stamped. As an added precaution for ground movement and to prevent cracking, control joints are cut ½ inch into the curb approximate every 3½ feet.
Most projects are completed in one day and we guarantee all materials will be removed and your area will be in the same clean condition as when we arrived.