Please follow the guidelines below for your concrete landscape curbing.
- The concrete curb does not need to be sprayed or misted with water.
- Keep pets, children and objects away from the curb for at least 48 hours. It will be “hard” to the touch at this point, but will still need a few days to get completely hard.
- Sod laying, sprinkler work and landscape work can be started 48 hours after installation; however, caution must be taken as shovels, picks and wheelbarrows can damage the curb for several days while it is fully curing.
- If you have a landscape contractor working for you, caution him about protecting the curb from damage. If wheelbarrows are used for hauling rock over the curb, put a mound of dirt over it (6″ deep) or build a ramp over the curb to keep the weight from cracking it. Never allow a tractor or truck to run over the curb.
- Once in a while curbing with color in it may look “splotchy” for a few days while it is curing. This will go away as it cures and is not to be confused with efflorescence.
- Cracking – Concrete curbing like any other type of concrete can and will crack. We try to control the cracking with expansion joints. If cracking does occur, it should be in the expansion joint. We experience very little cracking in our products; however, if it should crack out of the joint, we will replace it at no charge during the warranty period. A warning however, is important to note: Repairs can be difficult to make in colored concrete. It is impossible to get a perfect color match. Sometimes the “cure is worse than the ill”. A hairline crack is much less noticeable than a patch or discoloration in the curbing.
- Your curbing has a one-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. It will be replaced at no charge if the defect is caused by the materials we use or the way it was installed by our workmen. Thank you for choosing our product.
We know you will enjoy it for years to come.