Your new extruded concrete has just been installed today. It is an attractive, durable product that will last for years. Please follow the guidelines below for the next few days.
Keep pets, children and objects away from the curb for at least 72 hours. It will be "hard" to the touch at this point, but still need several days (28) for a full cure.
Sod laying, sprinkler work and landscape work can be started 72 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.
If it begins to rain within 6 hours after we leave the job, try to cover the curb with plastic. Make sure sprinkler systems do not come on for at least 72 hours. Irrigation, backwash from pool, condensate lines, or rain can damage the curb during the first 72 hours and is not covered under warranty.
Once in a while curbing may look "splotchy" for a few days while it is curing. This will go away as it cures. Check sprinkler heads while the systems is on to adjust them to minimize the amount of water on the curb. It may become necessary for you to clean your curbing you can clean the curb with a 50/50 vinegar and water and with a light brushing. You may need to do this a few times.
Cracking - Cracks are not covered under warranty! Concrete curbing, like any other type of concrete, can and will crack. We experience very little cracking in our products. However,it 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.
When curbing is installed as a retrofit, (grass already in place) there will be a small amount of concrete on the ground between the new curb and grass. It is very difficult to remove this concrete while it is still wet. After a 24-hour curing period, it can be picked up in small pieces and thrown away. Since we have not included a return trip in the price our cubing to do this, we ask that you take a few minutes to remove the excess concrete. This will allow your grass to grow back against the curb. You may want to place sand and/or dirt in this area as well, if there are voids between the curb and grass.
Our mission is to provide our customers with a well-defined yard. Because of our pride in the work we perform, we use only top quality products and well-trained employees. As a result allowing our customer’s yard to look it’s best. We want you, our customer to be satisfied and willing to share our good name with your friends and neighbors.