Please follow the guidelines below for best results.
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 fully set up.
Sod laying, sprinkler and landscape work can be started 48-72 hours after installation; however, caution must be taken as shovels, picks and wheelbarrows can damage the curb for several more days while it is still curing. (A full cure requires 28 days approx.)
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 (at least 6" deep) or build a ramp over the curb to keep the weight from cracking or damaging it. NEVER allow a tractor, bobcat or truck to run over the curb.
If it begins to rain hard within 2 hours after we leave the job, try to cover the curb with plastic. Make sure sprinklers do NOT come on for at least 48 hours. Irrigation, backwash from pools, condensate lines can damage the curb during the first 48 hours.
Efflorescence (white, powder substance) is not cover under warranty since it is a natural occurrence. Efflorescence can appear on occasion on curbing. The intensity of efflorescence varies depending upon the type (hardness) of 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.A solution of 50/50 vinegar and water with a light brushing will remove the efflorescence, eventually it should go away.
My new colored concrete is much darker than your color card. Why is that?Fresh or wet concrete is always much darker than when it is fully cured and dry. Even uncolored concrete. Wait at least 7 to 10 days until the new concrete has hardened and dried.
If the curbing is damaged, we will come back and make the necessary repairs. However, there is a $400.00 minimum charge for this service.
Cracking - concrete curbing like any other type of concrete can and will crack. We make control cuts every 18" - 24". If you look at a concrete driveway, sidewalk, patio, etc., you will see that they all have either control cuts or expansion joints. The Expansions/control Joints help control the cracking. Typically, concrete crack. We do not like it either but in most cases, it is bound to happen. We do everything we can to control cracking there is no guarantee that concrete will not crack in other places. Cracks that are 3/16’ of one inch or less (in height or gap) are consider normal and are within industry standards. Keep in mind that it is extremely hard to match the original color and sometimes a small crack looks much better than a patch that is "off color".
Damage to sprinkler lines, telephone wires, cable TV or other buried items by our equipment and personnel are not our responsibility unless we have been forewarned. We will make every effort to avoid these areas.
Under state law, it is the legal responsibility from homeowners to ensure that their property lines follow the actual demarcations expressly stated in their respective deeds and legal papers.
Kurbing LLC is NOT responsible for property line miscalculations.
Kurbing LLC offers a one-year warranty against defects in materials or 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.