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Decorative Curbing: The Process

By Whirl Construction (478 words)
Posted in Decorative Curbing on January 9, 2015

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Do you want to incorporate finishing touches that make your yard look clean, manicured, and stylish? Then decorative curbing may be a great option. Creating the decorative curbing is a relatively simple process that is completely painless for the homeowner. The benefits of decorative curbing far outweigh any concerns about the installation process.

The Benefits:

Concrete landscape curbing not only makes your yard look great, it also cuts down on maintenance costs. Edging that is more traditional has a tendency to break or crack, which means almost constant maintenance and a look that isn’t as clean. Concrete is a long-term solution to this maintenance problem. Find out more about the benefits of decorative curbing here. 

Creative Curbing:

Concrete is versatile enough that it can be poured into virtually any shape that you can imagine. We can also add color or a pattern to match your existing landscaping. Ultimately, we want to find you the perfect type of decorative curbing that fits your vision for your yard or other outdoor space. In most situations, we can even do lighted curbing, which adds a whole new dimension to your yard. 

The Process:

If you are considering adding decorative curbing to your outdoor space, you may want to know how the whole process works. In most cases, it is a simple five-step process. 

  1. Ground Preparation: To prep the area, we will use a sod-cutting machine to cut out a strip of sod. The crew will then use shovels to remove other grass and roots, and level the ground. We may need to add gravel to be sure that the ground is level. Don’t worry! Your surrounding flowers and shrubs will be left undisturbed.
  2. Mixing the Concrete: Whenever possible, we try to mix the concrete on site so we have the exact amount that we need for your particular job. We combine Portland cement, sand, and reinforcing fibers to strengthen your curb. The fibers help keep the curb durable and sturdy.
  3. Making the Curb: We have a specialized machine that we use to create the curb shape that you want. We pour our concrete mixture into the machine and use it to create a continuous curb shape for your yard. If you would like a particular pattern or stamp, then we add in those details immediately.
  4. Finishing Details: We add in movement control joints every 12 to 18 inches. This helps prevent breakage should any ground movement occur. We will also seal your curb so that your coloring does not fade over the years. These details are important to help keep your decorative curbing last as long as possible.
  5. Clean up: Of course, the crew will also remove any waste concrete and clean up any debris. The entire process is usually completed in one day.

For more information about decorative curbing, give us a call at 732-495-3715. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Comments (2)

Lillian Schaeffer posted on: August 31, 2016

This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that concrete curbing requires less maintenance than other forms of edging. I've been wanting to put something around my flowerbeds to make a more definitive border and to keep grass from spreading, but I've been trying to decide what to put in. I'd prefer something that I don't have to worry about maintaining, so I'll definitely look into concrete curbing. Thanks for the great post!

Gerty Gift posted on: July 11, 2018

I liked what you said about being able to add color and texture however you like with concrete curbing. We've been thinking about adding some to create some separation from our lawn to our flowers and other plants. I think that it would really make a great addition, especially if we could arrange it to go with the rest of our house.

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