Care for your new curbing during the first week after installation.

  1. Keep pets, 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 cure.

  2. 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 efflorescence.

  3. Sod laying, 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 curing.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  1. Efflorescence (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.

  2. Cracking – 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.

Curb-It Inc.’s 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.

  3. Damage to sprinkler lines, telephone wire, cable TV, or other buried items by our equipment or personnel is not the responsibility of Curb-It Inc.  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.