No. You can purchase brick or blocks at any home improvement store to use as edging; however, our product is specifically designed to eliminate all of the problems associated with individually placed blocks, such as tipping, shifting, and unevenness. With a wide base and continuous run, our curbing stays exactly where you want it, year after year. Our trained crew does the installation, so there’s no back-and-forth to the store, lifting heavy blocks, digging a trench, or leveling for you.
No. The curb is extruded in place by a specially designed concrete extruding machine. The operator steers the machine to create straight runs, circles, and curves. With nearly unlimited design flexibility, the curb can be installed on hills, around corners, and anywhere else your imagination desires.
Depending on how much curbing is to be installed, and the style chosen, most jobs can be completed in one day.
To create a smooth and solid base for the curb, a gas-powered trencher is run only along the line where the curb is to be placed, disturbing only nine inches of existing landscaping. We guarantee your yard will be left looking better than when we arrived.
Although we have a color chart from the color manufacturer, we prefer not to use it. If you have ever painted your living room from a color chip, and ended up with a color you hated, you understand why. We have tested all of our colors, and have custom mixed most of them, to produce actual samples that we bring to your estimate. We have over 40 colors, including reds, browns, terra cotta, grays, and kahlua. Simply let us know your preference when scheduling your free estimate, and we will be sure to bring samples that will perfectly complement your home or existing landscaping. You can view the color chart on our Curbing Colors page.
Unlike some of the curbing you may see which simply has an overcoat over plain concrete, we use an integral color which is added while the cement is mixing. This is not a dye or stain, but rather an iron oxide pigment that produces a solid color through the concrete. Should the curbing ever become chipped, there will never be unsightly gray concrete showing through. Additionally, we apply a UV-protectant sealant to minimize against fading. Minor fading may occur over time, but this is natural for any outdoor color application.
Under the right (or wrong, as it were) conditions, all concrete will crack. To minimize cracking, we first add reinforcing polymer fibers directly into the concrete mixture for added strength. We also add aircraft cable to our curb for extra durability. Once on the ground, we cut control joints into the curb every 24-36 inches to allow for ground movement. On most of the patterns these cuts are not even noticed.
Absolutely! Although your imagination is the limit, our experience often enables us to see possibilities that you might miss. We will be happy to make suggestions to improve not only the appearance of your landscaping, but also to make maintenance simpler.
On every installation the owner of CurbScapes will be present and working on your job. This ensures that if you have any questions or last-minute changes, we are on-site to respond.
Many homeowners mistakenly assume that because the decorative curbing is professionally installed it is prohibitively expensive. This is certainly not the case! When taking into account the time, labor, and expense of do-it-yourself methods, having your curbing installed by professionals who have the equipment and knowledge to do the job quickly, and right the first time, is certainly cost effective. Additionally, we are more than happy to break the project down and do areas separately when you are ready. We keep detailed records on all of our projects, so there will never be a problem matching your original pattern, color, and style.
We create incredibly strong, continuous concrete landscape curb by integrating an 1/8in aircraft cable. The cable adds an additional 1700lbs tensile strength to the concrete curbing; improving durability and longevity. Additionally, the cable minimizes shifting and/or separating during the freeze/thaw cycle.