Curbing Warranty & Care

 

1.    Your curbing has a 1 year warranty (5 year warranty with tough curb) against defects           in materials & workmanship. It will be replaced at no charge if the defect is caused by         the materials we use or the way it was installed by our workmen. The concrete curb             DOES NOT need to be sprayed or misted with water. 

2.   Keep pets, children and objects away from curb for at least 24 hours. It will be "hard" to        the touch at this point, but will still need a few days to completely harden.

3.   Sod laying, sprinkler work, and landscape work can be started 24 hours after                          installation; however, caution must be taken as shovels, picks and wheelbarrows can          damage the curb for several days while it is fully curing.

4.   If you have a landscape contractor working for you, caution him about protecting                the curb from damage. If wheelbarrows are used for hauling various products                      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 heavy equipment 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 within 24 hours.

6.    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 the efflorescence varies depending upon the type             (hardness) of water and 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.

7.    Once in a while 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.                 REMEMBER it takes approximately 30 days for your curb to fully cure.

8.    Cracking - Concrete curbing like any other type of concrete can & will crack. We try             to control the cracking with expansion joints every three feet. If cracking does occur,           it should be in the expansion joint. We experience very little cracking in our products;         however, if there are any solid cracks out of the joint over 1/8", we will replace the                 damaged area 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 ill". A hairline crack is much less           noticeable than a patch or discoloration in the curbing.

9.    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 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 peices and thrown away. Since we have not included a return trip           in the price 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 or dirt in this area as well, if there are voids between the curb and grass.

10.  If curbing is damaged we will come back and make necessary repairs; however, there         is a minimum charge for this service.

11. Thank you for choosing our product. We know you will enjoy it for years to come. If           you have any questions regarding our curbing please call us at 208-GET-CURB or               208-438-2872

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