Curbing Process Page
The machine we use is self propelled and lawn friendly. This machine
produces a concrete edging for use in commercial and residential
landscape settings. Since the machine produces and extrudes its own
formed concrete edging, there is no longer any form work.
Businesses and homeowners are naturally concerned about having work done
on their yards. One big concern is how concrete can be placed around
flower beds without damage. Learning about the process of curbing helps
to alleviate this concern.
1. Sod Cutting
The ground preparation is completed utilizing shovels and a non invasive
sod cutter. The trench is usually cut two inches deep and ten inches
Sod laying, sprinkler work and landscape work can be started 24 hours
Mixing is done onsite with all the necessary ingredients added to ensure
color consistency and long term durability.
Different curb molds attached to the machine produce the style of edging
that the customer desires. The machine easily handles either straight
lines or gentle curves.
The finishing touch to our product is accomplished with hand tools. As
an added precaution to ground movement and cold weather, control joints
are immediately cut through the curbing every one and a half to two
As a last step, a clear sealer is applied to preserve color and protect
it from the sun.
Cracking - Concrete curbing, like any other type of concrete can and
will crack. We try and control the cracking with expansion joints every
couple of feet. We also use fiber mesh and other additives to minimize
shrinkage, which produces cracks. We experience very little cracking in