4706 Chiquita Blvd Ste 200 Cape Coral, FL 33914

Barbato is your SWFL
curbing specialist.

Concrete curbing is more economical and durable than traditional plastic edging that tends to protrude and be damaged by lawnmowers. Concrete curbing by Barbato Property Services is made to replace standard landscape edging, such as plastic edging, wooden edging or popcorn edging that is sold at most home improvement stores.
Unlike standard landscape edging, Barbato Property Services’ concrete curbing will not decompose or move with the passage of time. Our curbing will offer a clean appearance that will add value and definition to your property.
Concrete borders are a cost-effective, low maintenance way to create permanent finishing touches to your lawn. This added feature reduces time-consuming yard work and also increases property values. Concrete curbs are an attractive and durable investment that will last for years to come.
1. Efflorescence

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 efflorescence varies depending upon the type (hardness) or 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. If you have just planted sod and are watering frequently, efflorescence may appear more readily. Be patient, wait for the lawn to get established, turn the water off for a few days, and then 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.

2. Cracking

Cracking – concrete curbing like any other type of concrete can and will crack. We experience very little cracking, outside of the designed joints, in our products; however, if it should crack, we will replace it at no charge 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 illness.” A hairline crack is much less noticeable than a patch or discoloration in the curbing.

3. Retrofitting

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 curbing.

24 Hours
1. 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 cure.
2. 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.

Sod & Sprinklers
3. Sod laying, sprinkler work, and landscape work can be started 24 hours after the installation; however, caution must be taken as shovels, picks and wheelbarrows can damage the curb for several more days while it is fully curing.
4. If you have a landscape contractor working for you, caution him or her 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) or build a ramp over the curb to keep the weight from cracking it. Never allow a tractor or truck 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 during the first 24 hours. Maintenance and care of your new curbing long term.

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