Yard Curb LLC has had a great deal of experience and is highly regarded for its expertise in the areas of decorative landscape concrete borders.
Yard Curb is offering landscape curbing for a wide range of projects, including gardens, tree rings, putting greens, office buildings, industrial buildings and major urban development projects.
The various projects you may consider include new construction, renovation and the revitalization of old garden beds and borders as a way of providing curb appeal for your property. Yard Curb provides a free on-site estimate, with master planning, design and construction documentation for the project. Finally what starts as an idea, quickly turns into a finished product that's tailored for each client, and incorporated in cost effective ways to benefit the long term value. Most landscape curbing projects can be finished in one day.
Yard Curb provides decorative concrete landscape borders which has many applications including landscape edging, tree ring borders, downspout drainage and many more.
Ground preparation is very important in achieving a professional looking product. A trench, one inch deep and nine inches wide, around the landscaping beds is all that is necessary to accomodate the machine. Ground preparation can be completed using shoveld, a sod cutter and trenching unit.
Concrete is prepared in a morter mixer. Sand, cement, fiber and water are the basic ingredients. The consistency of the concrete is very important. The mix must be very dry. Color can be added to the concrete mixture to increase the versatility and beauty of the final product.
After the mix is ready, the concrete mixture is shoveled into the machine and extruded into a professional, continuous landscape border.
Using specially formed hand trowels, the concrete border is quickly smoothed into beautiful professional edging.
While the concrete is still wet, impressions are made by using various stamping tools. In addition, other coloring techniques can be done at this time. As a precaution to cracking from subtle ground movement, control joints are cut about half way through the edging every three to four feet while the concrete is still wet. In the colder climates, the control joints are cut every two to three feet.
The Slant style became popular in the 90's because it can be stamped and textured or done in regular gray concrete as can the Curb style. But, unlike the Curb style, it has the unique ability to also hold in gardening materials because the back of the curb is higher than the front. The front side of the curb is generally set at ground level to accommodate lawn mower wheels. The slanted look shows off any texturing or stamping that may be applied.
The Mower style is very popular because it is installed to both accommodate a lawn mower wheel and at the same time retain gardening materials because of its higher back side. It also has great curb appeal because it sets off the landscaping with a picture frame type of look.
The Curb style is generally set at ground level for lawn mowing. It is very popular in commercial lawn settings because it handles larger mower wheels and has a more massive look. It can be installed as regular gray concrete or it can be stamped and textured. Because it is set at ground level it is not as easily seen from the street and therefore leaves a groomed look without seeing as much concrete edging.