Our Concrete Edging Installation Process

Some of the common things we hear are: “I’m so tired of cutting grass out of my flower beds,” one homeowner complains. Another can’t believe how long it takes to edge his lawn. Even another can’t believe how bad his bender-board lawn edging looks, and is tired of replacing it every two or three years.

Since many homeowners are naturally concerned about their yards, one of the concerns that arise is how concrete edging can be placed between their lawns and flower beds with minimal damage. Learning the process of the curbing operation will help alleviate this concern:

Trenching

The ground preparation is completed utilizing shovels, and a sod cutter/bed edger. The trench is usually cut just 2″ deep and 10″ wide.

L & B’S CONCRETE LANDSCAPE BORDERS IS ONE OF THE ONLY COMPANIES OUT THERE THAT USES A CLASS 6 ROAD BASE UNDER ALL OF THEIR CURBING.

Mixing

The concrete is mixed on-site with a self contained trailer and mixer. The mix is a zero-slump mix made with sand, cement and fiber. The machine produces a concrete curb with compressive strength of 3,700 pounds per square inch.

Extrusion

The concrete is wheeled to the site, fed into the electrically driven machine and automatically extruded into a beautiful, continuous concrete landscape border. There are different slip forms attached to the machine to produce the style of concrete edging the customer desires. The machine easily handles either straight lines or gentle curves.

Finishing

The finishing touch to a beautiful product is accomplished with the ease of hand tools. As an added precaution to ground movement, control joints are immediately cut through the curbing every three to four feet.

Clean-up

Since there is no form work, no cement trucks and no landscape damage, clean-up is minimal.

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PROCESSES IN THE JOB CLEAN UP. WE STRIVE TO MAKE SURE WHEN WE LEAVE THE JOB YOU CAN’T TELL WE WERE EVEN THERE SO WE TAKE EXTRA TIME & PRECAUTIONS TO MAKE SURE THERE IS NO MESS IN THE STREETS OR YARDS FROM OUR WORK.