Care for your new curbing during the first week after installation.
curb does not need to be sprayed with water.
children and objects away from the curb for at least 24 hours. It will be
"hard" to the touch at this point, but still needs several days to
3.Once in awhile
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
sprinkler work and landscape work can be started 24 hours after the
installation; however, caution must be taken as shovels, picks
and wheelbarrows can damage the curb for several more days while it is fully
5.If you have a
landscape contractor working for you, caution him or her 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.
6.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 24
hours. Irrigation, backwash from pools, condensate lines, or rain can
damage the curb during the first 24 hours.
Maintenance and care of your new
curbing long term.
(white powder substance) can appear on occasion and does not look good on
curbing. It is generated from water sprinkling systems and can also
appear after a rainstorm. The intensity of efflorescence varies depending
upon the type (hardness) or water and the volume of water that gets on the
curb. Check your sprinkler heads while the system is on and try to adjust
them to minimize the amount of water spraying directly on the curb. If
you have just planted sod and are watering frequently, efflorescence may appear
more readily. Be patient, wait for lawn to get established, turn water
off for a few days, and then clean the curb after it dries. A solution of
50/50 vinegar and water with a light brushing will remove the
efflorescence. You may have to do this a few times; eventually, the
efflorescence should go away.
concrete curbing like any other type of concrete can and will crack. We
experience very little cracking, outside of the designed joints, in our
products; however, if it should crack, 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 illness." A hairline crack is much less noticeable
than a patch or discoloration in the curbing.
3.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 the 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 of our curbing 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 curbing.
Warranty period and conditions
1.Your curbing has
a one-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. It will
be replaced at no charge if the materials we use or the way it was installed by
our workmen causes the defect.
2.If curbing is
damaged we will come back and make necessary repairs; however, there is a $200
minimum charge for this service.
sprinkler lines, telephone wire, cable TV, or other buried items by our
equipment or personnel is not the responsibility of Curbit
East However, if these items are properly marked we will do everything we
can to avoid and protect these lines.
Thank you for using our product.
We know you will enjoy it for years to come. If you have any questions
regarding our curbing, please