Your new curbing is a concrete product. Once it has been installed, you will need to follow the below guidelines. Concrete takes at least 28 days to cure. During the two weeks following installation, be extra careful not to damage the curbing. Items such as rakes, shovels and other gardening tools should be used with caution.


The concrete curb does not need to be sprayed or misted unless specified on the day of install.


Keep pets, children and objects away from the curb for at least 24 hours. It will feel “hard” to the touch at this point, but still needs several days to cure. Wait 5 days before mowing as metal blades may scratch the curbing during the curing process.


Sod installation, sprinkler work and landscape work can be started 48 hours after installation; however, caution must be taken as shovels, picks and wheelbarrows can damage the curb for several more 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) along with a piece of wood over it to keep the weight from cracking it. Never allow a tractor or truck to run over the curb.


Keep sprinklers off for at least 2 days following the installation. Excess moisture on or around the curbing will affect the normal curing process. During the first 48 to 72 hours you should avoid direct sprinkler impact on the curbing. After 24 hours a mist would not cause any immediate damage, but a sprinkler within a couple of feet could create some pitting in your new edging, and the water itself will discolor your curb. If it begins to rain within 6 hours after we leave the job, try to cover the curb with plastic. Irrigation, rain run off, or rain heavier than a mist can damage the curb during the first 48 hours.


Efflorescence (white powder substance) can appear on occasion and does not look good on curbing. CURB Scape, Inc. has no control over efflorescence as the concrete is mixed with water from the customers home. The intensity of the efflorescence varies depending upon the type (hardness) of water in your area 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 your lawn to get established and 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.


Once in a while curbing with color may look “splotchy” for a couple of weeks while it is curing. This will go away as it cures and is not to be confused with efflorescence.


If curbing is damaged by outside sources such as curious people, delivery vehicles, vandals or the like, we will come back and make necessary repairs; however, there is a $350 minimum charge for this service.


Cracking - Concrete curbing, like any other type of concrete, can and will crack. We experience very little cracking in our products due to our thorough ground prep and concrete mix.


Some fertilizers and chemicals will stain the curbing as they would any other concrete product. You should alert those doing the fertilizing to avoid spraying their product on the curbing. If you feel they might have sprayed the concrete, you may wish to hose it down shortly after they have finished spraying.

11. 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 curb. you may want to place sand and/or dirt in this area as well, if there are voids between the curb and grass.
12. There can be a color variation relative to the color chart. We do our best to make sure that the color is true throughout your curbing; however, we cannot guarantee that the curb will match perfectly throughout the entire job. The color of your curb is a close representation of our color chart and will not be a perfect match. Due to the variation in a color pigment products used to color concrete there will be a slight difference in color across the curb when finished. Stamped colors can vary from job to job. Customers should expect some fading, color variation, and spider cracking of the product due to the nature of the stamping process.
  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 call us at 303.641.8800.