How long does an average job take?
An average job of 150 feet will take about 4 hours from start to finish.
Will you damage my yard during the curbing installation?
No. There is no heavy equipment brought onto your property or lawn. The machine used to make the curb is about the size of a lawn mower.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for your arrival?
There are a few things that my crew and I will need in order to complete the job. We will need access to a water source (hose hook-up). 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 systems, etc.).
Should I be concerned with the flowers and plants in my flower beds?
No! Since our machines are compact and no wider that about two feet, we will not damage your existing flower beds or any other foliage.
Must I be present when the curbing is installed?
You do not have to be present during the curbing installation.
How long does the curbing last?
The curbing will last many years with proper care and maintenance.
How deep do you dig and how deep is the footing?
No digging is involved. We remove grass and foliage down to the bare dirt, but do no dig down any further. There is no footer as the curb is concrete and acts as its own footing.
What about frost and ground movement?
What makes concrete curbing so attractive is the fact that its one continuous piece of concrete. Individual blocks or bricks will shift over time and in the winter. We place control / expansion joints every 24-30 inches which are cut about 40% into the curb, therefore if the ground moves, the curb will crack at these joints.
Are you limited to a design layout?
Concrete curbing is ideal for most any terrain. My 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 for endless design capabilities.
How effective is concrete curbing in keeping out grass?
Extruded concrete curbing has a proven track record at preventing sod from entering your landscape beds. You also do not have weeds growing in between this edging since it is one continuous piece, nor can sod grow under it if it is prepared correctly. Our landscape molds are designed high enough to keep sod from growing through it, and also high enough on the back to retain your bed covering, such as mulch.
What does it cost?
A job is estimated on the basis of many factors including the amount of footage being installed, choice of styles, removal of sod or debris, preparation of the site, and ease of installation. Like every other construction project, it is necessary to obtain an estimate for your particular installation. Bennett’s Custom Curb provides FREE on-site estimates.
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