Borders and curbing not only improve your property’s outdoor aesthetics, they also create a path for people and vehicles, delineate one area from another, and prevents water run-off in some landscape designs. To say they provide form and function to your front yard and/or backyard is an understatement. After all, they are as beautiful as they are functional. Look for a company, like ours, that provides you with a free estimate for curbing. This way you know how much your dream landscape is going to cost you beforehand.
But before you ask for a free estimate for curbing, however, you should know which designs are available for you to choose from.
Different styles of concrete curbing
Curbs come in several types, depending on the shape, height, material used, and whether or not they are combined with a gutter. They can be made from stone or masonry blocks, asphalt, and concrete. The last one is the most popular and least expensive. It is also the most workable, allowing landscape artists to create a wide range of styles and layouts.
Also known as angle curbing, this style is a popular choice for accentuating a driveway, landscaping, or garden, giving it a unique design. It is less industrial-looking than a mowers edge, but still allows for easy mowing.
Mowers edge curbing
As the name suggests, the mowers edge curbing is specifically designed for ease of mowing. One look and you’ll see why. This style is one of the classics, usually colored and not stamped.
Think of masonry blocks lined up to create a curved edge or border. Blocks used in this type of curbing can measure 6×4 or 6×6, making them a bulkier and larger option. They are chosen for their prominence and added strength, making them ideal for commercial grade projects and high traffic areas, such as horseshoe pits and driveways.
Don’t want sharp corners on the edge of your landscaping or driveway? Dome curbing is your best option. Its shape makes the borders softer in looks.
Stamping adds a beautifully textured and patterned finish. It’s the easiest way to simulate the look of tiles, brick, stones, and other custom designs. With a wide range of colors and color mixtures available, the choice of curbing designs are practically unlimited.
What goes into curb work and border installation?
Now that you know which styles to choose from, time to ask for a free estimate for curbing. Make sure to ask if the numbers include the following:
- Preparation of the landscape, which includes sod-cutting and grass removal
- Job cleanup once the work is completed
- Removal of any and all excess materials
- Site is restored to the same clean condition prior to the start of a project
Afterward, ask about the project specifics, such as the length of time to complete curbing installation, whether or not reinforcements are used in the curbing, or how long before the curbing breaks or the color fades.
An honest and reliable service provider will answer your queries without hesitation and in all honesty.