Cape Coral FL
Fort Myers FL
for our Curbing
and Decorative Concrete
We are sure that you will be pleased with your new concrete edging. It
will save you hours of edging and trimming time in addition to
beautifying your yard. Following are some brief facts and instructions
for the care and maintenance of your new concrete edging.
- Your new concrete does not need to be sprayed or misted
- Your new edging is a concrete product. Most concrete takes
approximately 28 days to totally 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.
- Keep children, adults, pets and vandals away from your
curbing for at least the first 24 hours. It may feel hard to the touch,
but it is still susceptible to damage during the first 24 hours.
- Sod laying, sprinkler work and other landscape work should
be delayed for at least 48 hours after installation, and then done with
care around the curbing.
- During the first 7 days keep lawn mowers off of your
curbing. The wheels likely will not damage the edging, but metal
corners on your lawn mower may scratch or damage during the curing
- If it begins to rain within the first 4-6 hours after
installation, cover the curb with plastic. Make sure to remove it the
- During the first 24 to 48 hours you should avoid direct
sprinkler impact on the curbing. After 24 hours a mist would not create
any damage, but a sprinkler within a couple of feet could cause some
pitting in your new edging.
- Efflorescence can appear on curbing for a variety of
reasons. This white powder substance occurs because of water and salts.
As water evaporates off of the curbing sometimes the salty substance is
left behind. It can come out of the ground or be a result of rain or
sprinkler systems. The intensity varies depending on the volume and
hardness of the water. If you water frequently, efflorescence may
appear more readily. If you need to clean efflorescence, simply mix a
50/50 solution of vinegar and water and with light brushing it can be
removed. You may have to do this more than once, but eventually the
efflorescence should go away.
- Some fertilizers and chemicals will stain the curbing as
they would any other concrete. You should alert those doing the
fertilizing to avoid spraying their product on the curbing. Iron will
especially discolor it, whether in granules or in spray form. If you
feel the concrete has been sprayed, hose it down shortly after they
have finished fertilizing.
- Color will eventually fade from ultraviolet light
and UV rays. We encourage you to consider having it sealed every year
to two years. We will return and do this for you if you wish for a
nominal fee. Just call us and we will gladly return to help you keep
your curbing looking like new.
Thank you for choosing MSD Curbing, Inc. for your concrete
curbing needs. Our business is based on our reputation for quality work
and a quality product. If you have any questions, concerns or
referrals, please call us at 239-910-3665.