Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have included a collection of questions
that we receive most frequently. If you have an
additional question or if you would like more
information, please give us a call at 717-634-6055.
Why curbing instead of other
- Beds without edging require a lot of
trimming and maintenance. When grass and weeds
grow into garden beds, they require lots of
time, energy and money to remove.
- Wood or timbers will rot over time and
attract bugs and termites.
- Steel and plastic edging will lift out of
the ground over time. Steel will rust and has
sharp edges which become a safety hazard.
- Individual blocks or bricks will shift over
time and pop loose. Grass can also grow easily
between the blocks.
- Concrete landscape edging is one continuous
piece that will last for many years.
Is there a warranty on your work?
Yes, we offer a full one year warranty for all workmanship and material defects. For complete warranty and care information, please click here.
Are forms required to do
concrete landscape curbing?
No, a special made extruding machine is brought to
your home or location that will create a beautiful
continuous concrete border.
How long does the process
Typically the installation will be done in a day.
Depending on options and footage it can take 2
Will the color fade over the
No, the integral colors used are designed to
minimize fading. A sealer is also applied at the
time of installation to resist fading. Resealing is
also a good practice every 2 years.
How will replacing my
existing edging with curbing affect my
We will remove the existing edging, and cut a
9-12" wide strip of sod away from the outside edge
of your existing landscaping. This will allow us to
extrude the curb against your current edge. If you
have any sprinkler heads on the outside of your
existing landscape edge, they will need to be
moved. Sprinkler heads inside your edging will not
be affected by the curbing installation process.
Will I be able to mow up
against my curbing?
Your curbing will be as strong as 2,500 psi and
will withstand your mowers weight as you ride along
the edge of the curbing. The blades of your mower
will not damage your curbing and will allow you to
mow right up against it resulting in less time
spent weed eating around your landscaped areas.
Do you use concrete trucks or
other large equipment that might damage my
We have a self-contained trailer that holds all our
material and equipment. We mix the concrete right
from the trailer into a wheelbarrow. The largest,
heaviest tool in your yard is the wheelbarrow. Our
equipment all weighs less than 180 pounds. No
How long will the concrete
It should last many, many years as long as it is
maintained properly. Standing water behind or in
front of the edging should be removed, especially
in the winter. Also, the edging should be resealed
at least every 2 to 3 years with a commercial-grade
Do I have to get it all done
at the same time?
Many customers may choose to get their edging done
in phases. We keep complete records of each
customers edging applications to ensure
Can I afford this?
You'll be surprised at how inexpensive our product
is when compared to other edging products. The
quality, beauty, and durability of our products, in
addition to the fact that they are completely
installed with no work for the home owner, make us
quite a value. Compared to "do it yourself" blocks
that can be purchased and installed yourself, our
prices are very comparable AND professionally
installed. Concrete curbing prices will vary based
on shape, stamps, colors, terrain and prep work
involved, however it will cost the average
homeowner between $4.50 to $11.00 per linear foot.
Call us for a free on-site estimate specifically
tailored to your exact property.
How effective is the
concrete curb at keeping out grass?
Concrete has a proven track record of preventing
sod from entering your flower bed. Your constant
losing battle to keep sod out of your flower beds
ended with this invention. You also will not have
weeds growing between this edging since it is all
one continuous piece, and sod can not grow under
it. There are several different shapes to choose
from. The most common is the "angle" or "mower
edge" style. With our machine, both molds have a
minimum 4" height in back and 2" height in front.
The curb will actually be 6" wide. Our molds are
designed high enough to keep sod from growing
through it, and high enough on the back to retain
your bed covering, such as mulch. Our machine has
the ability to adjust even higher for areas where
you need a little more height. As long as your area
is properly prepared and your grass clippings are
not discarded into your flower bed, you will not
have sod creeping into your bed area any longer!
Will the curbing
Many times, concrete will crack. However, several
steps are taken to control and/or minimize
cracking. These steps include:
- The use of type I-II Portland cement
- The use of fiber mesh in every mix
- Cutting control/expansion joints
approximately every 2.5 feet to allow the
curbing to flex. This way if it does crack, it
should do so in the hidden area of an expansion
- Proper ground preperation before
How long are those pieces
and where do I buy them?
"They" are not pieces or sections. The breaks you
see approximately every 3' are expansion / control
joints. The curbing is installed on each job site
in a single continuous piece.
Is this landscape curbing a
new product and does it last?
It is definitely more appealing now than it was
prior to 1999. We use top-of-the-line products to
ensure long life and even go the extra mile by
using a special additive and sealant to ensure the
clearest and most consistent color. With proper
maintenance, the curbing should last a long time.
How deep do you dig and how
deep is the footing?
We dig about 2 inches deep by 9"-12" inches wide
without disturbing your existing landscape beds.
There is no footer required as the curb is concrete
and acts as its own footing.
What about frost and ground
A major benefit of our concrete curbing is that as
a continuous piece of concrete it "floats" with the
freezing and thawing of the ground. Individual
blocks or bricks will shift over time. Our curb is
reinforced with fibermesh which is designed to take
the place of rebar or steel and add strength to the
curb. We place control/expansion joints every 3
feet to control any cracking of the curb during
shifting periods and colder months. If the curb
should crack, it should crack in the expansion
joint and not be noticeable.
Is the color painted or
stained on the curb?
All of our colors are iron oxide pigments which are
mixed into the concrete during the mixing process.
The color will not flake off or disappear over
time. You may experience a little fading, but this
is considered normal in any outdoor color
application. A sealer can aid in the lifetime of
the color. We recommend sealing every 2 years.
What kind of base is placed
under the curb?
We make sure the base under the curb is compacted
and level. Sometimes we will add a small layer of
sand under the curb to ensure it is straight. The
curb does not require a foundation.
Can children or pets damage
The concrete curb is very vulnerable during the
first 24 to 48 hours of installation. It is
imperative to keep guests, children, and pets away
from the curb for the first few days. In addition,
many homeowners have irrigation systems which need
to be turned off the day before our arrival and not
turned back on until two days after installation.
If the curb is damaged from any type of force, it
can be fixed. However there will be an additional
fee for this service.
After the first few days, the curb is strong
enough that animals and children cannot hurt the
curb by stepping on it. It is not a problem to rake
your bed covering back into place a few days after
installation provided the curb does not take a
direct hit from any tools. It is best to wait a few
weeks before beginning any major replanting or
changes to your bed area. Do not allow anyone to
dig underneath the curb or run over the curb with a
vehicle. Your curb is only as good as its
foundation, and it is not designed to be run over
by a vehicle.
Can't I buy the pieces and
install them myself?
What you see is not pieces or sections. The breaks
every 3' are expansion / control joints. The
concrete curbing is mixed and installed on each job
site creating a custom border to fit your
Are you limited to a design
Concrete curbing is ideal for most any terrain. A
small concrete extruding machine is very easily
maneuvered, thereby providing the design
flexibility needed for your specific lawn type. It
curves, circles, or extrudes straight lines to
allow you any design your heart desires.
Do I need to do anything to
prepare for your arrival?
There are only a few things that we will need in
order to complete the job:
- We will need access to a water source (hose
- You will need to have any and all
subterranean objects marked. We are not
responsible for contacting the utility
department or identifying these objects (e.g.
invisible fences, cable lines, sprinkler
- We can move some irrigation lines if need
be, but an additional charge will apply.
Can anyone install this
Unlike other landscape installations, your curbing
is extruded and formed onsite. You are not buying a
product but a service as the curbing does not come
in blocks. We also like to think of it as a work of
art. We take into consideration the shapes and
contours of the design. We were professionally
trained and certified in Georgia, where the
equipment is manufactured.
Can I place a concrete curb
on asphalt or concrete?
Yes, we can place your curb on almost any terrain
including existing concrete and asphalt.
What about drainage?
If we see a situation where drainage will be a
problem, we add a set of "weep" holes in the curb
to allow drainage of any water retention. We can
also make custom "splash-blocks" to match your curb
pattern for an additional cost. These are normally
located at your rain downspouts.
What are you going to do
with all the sod you remove?
We load it up and dispose of it properly. If you
would like to keep it, just let us know. If you
want us to use it to fill bare spots after the curb
is installed, we may do so for an additional fee.