1. How long does a job take?
An average curbing job of 150-200 feet will take about 4-6 hours to complete. Larger projects take longer of course.
2. Do I need to be home? How do I prepare for your arrival?
You do not need to be home while we are working, but we may need access to a water source (hose hookup), and you should mark any utility objects that you are aware of, such as sprinklers or utility lines.
3. Will there be damage to my yard or flowerbeds or sprinklers?
Our machines for curbing are small and do not damage yards, and we always do our best to avoid damage to lawns and flowerbeds. However, it is best if you mark your sprinkler heads during your preparation for the job.
4. How deep do you dig?
For curbing, there is not much digging. A standard depth is 2 1/2 inches. If we have to remove existing edging, a 12 inch wide strip may need to be cut for extrusion.
5. Will the curbing crack, break, or fade?
Your curbing will last for many years with proper care and maintenance. All concrete can crack over time, but to prevent cracking, we place control joints every few feet to allow your curbing to expand. Sealing your concrete minimizes color fading, but we recommend periodically cleaning and resealing the concrete every 2-3 years.
6. Can I mow up against it?
Yes, your curbing will be very strong and can hold your mower’s weight to ride along the edge. The blades of a mower can sometimes cut curbs (and damage your blades), so use caution.
7. Are there any design limitations?
Concrete curbing is perfect for almost all terrains and ground types. Our machines can go anywhere, and create curves and circles just as easily as straight lines, so there are lots of design possibilities.
8. How much does it cost?
Our jobs are estimated and based on many factors including the size (footage), style, preparation of the site, removal of objects, and installation time. Just like any other construction job, we can provide you with a free estimate for your project. Contact us anytime for details.