Below are a few helpful tips to ensure the long term care and maintenance of your new curbing.
1. Your new curbing requires at least 3 hours of dry time before it can handle light rain and 24-36 hours before it can withstand small pets. Try not to hit or step on your curbing for 2-4 weeks.
2. Make sure sprinkler systems do not come on for at least 4-5 hours. Irrigation, back wash from pools, condensation, or rain can damage the curb during the first few hours of the curing process.
3. Your new curbing takes around 30 days to fully cure.
4. As the curb drys you may notice the color of the curb changing unevenly. Don’t worry, this is a normal part of the curing process. If irregularity’s remain after 30 days give us a call and we will be happy to take a look and make repairs if needed.
5. Sod laying, sprinkler work and landscape work can be started 1-2 weeks after installation; however, caution must be taken as shovels, picks and wheelbarrows can damage the curb during the 30 day curing process.
6. If you have a landscape contractor working for you, caution them about protecting the curb from damage. A Lawn Mower typically weighs several hundred pounds and could potentially damage the curb if driven on.
7. Over time, tree roots may lift and break some areas of your curbing. When this occurs, lift out the broken section of curbing, cut and remove (reciprocating saw works well) the root that is damaging or lifting the curb, and place the curb back down using fill dirt as support. If you need a repair give us a call.
8. Curbing like any other type of concrete can and will crack. We try to control the cracking with expansion joints. If substantial and noticeable cracking does occur give us a call and we will take a look.
9. 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 crew.
10. If curbing is damaged outside the conditions of our warranty we will gladly return and make necessary repairs; however, there is a minimum charge for this service (call for pricing).