Welcome to Creative CurbWe are a local company specializing in concrete borders for residential and commercial properties in and around Contra Costa, Alameda, and Solano Counties. With over 15 years experience in Landscaping, we have introduced this unique and decorative way of refining any landscape. Our goal is to install quality concrete curbing and to enhance your landscape settings!
- Decorative Curbing
- Full Landscaping
- Irrigation Installation
- Irrigation Repair
- Lawn Care
- Pressure Washing
Frequently Asked QuestionsIs this landscape curbing a new product and does it last? As far as it lasting over a long time frame, it mainly depends on the installer and how well the customer takes care of it! We use top of the line products to insure long lasting curb. We even go that extra mile and use a special additive and sealants to insure the clearest & consistent color. We are so confident you will love our installed curb, that we have a Satisfaction Guarantee! We collect our money once the work is completed and you are completely "Satisfied"!
Is it difficult to install and can anyone install this curbing? My best professional answer is: Keep in mind you are purchasing a service, not a "product". If you are looking for "smooth flowing, picture perfect, & more importantly long lasting curb", your best bet is to go with us for your curbing needs! Best of all, you will be pleasantly surprised to know we are very affordably priced.
Are you limited to a design layout, such as with Timbers? A small concrete extruding machine is very easily maneuvered, thereby providing the design flexibility needed for your specific lawn type. It curves, circles, or extrudes straight lines to allow you any design your heart desires. We desire the homeowner to be home during installation to insure you are happy with the flow of the design. In addition, we encourage the homeowner to stay outside to see the awe of the process. It is definitely a site to see, from before to after transformation within a few hours is amazing!
How effective is this Concrete Curb in keeping out grass? Many people still do not know that extruded concrete curbing has a proven tract record at preventing sod from entering your flower bed. Your constant (loosing) fight to keep sod out of your flower beds ended with this invention. You also do not have weeds growing in-between this edging since it is all one continuous piece, nor can the sod grow under it if it is prepared correctly. There are a few different molds (shapes) to choose from. The most common is "slant" & "mower" style. With our machine, both molds have a minimum 4" heights in back and 2" on front. The curb is actually 6" wide. Our molds are designed high enough to keep sod from growing through it, and also high enough on the back to retain your bed covering, such as mulch. Our machine even has the ability to adjust to the area where you may need a little more height. As long as your area is prepared properly and your grass clippings do not go into your flower bed, you will not have creeping sod in your bed area any longer!
Does this process damage my lawn or flowerbeds, and what can I do to prepare for the installation? There will not be any damage to your landscape! In fact, we recommend your sod, flowerbeds, and sprinkler systems be installed prior to our arrival. Once you approve the design of your flower bed, we trench cut the design with a 9" trencher so you will have that beautiful smooth flowing curb. Not only does that remove the sod for placement of the curb, but also gives you the opportunity to see the flow of the bed area prior to the installation of the curb. In other words, it still isn't too late to change your mind on the flow. We want you to be 100% ecstatic with the results of your new landscape curbing. Last, but most importantly Inform Children, Family, Neighbors and Neighbors Pets that you are having "WET Decorative Concrete Curb Installed" and to stay away from your curb for a minimum of two days!!!!! If damage does occur after our departure, we must charge a fee to come back and repair the damaged curb. If you forget, it is noted on your estimate-so please read your estimate as well.
Can children or pets damage the curb? The concrete curb is very vulnerable during the first twenty four to forty eight hours of installation. It is imperative to keep guests, children and pets away from the curb for the first few days, otherwise they can and will crush your curb. In addition, many homeowners have irrigation systems which need to be turned off the day before our arrival and not turned back on until two days after installation. If the curb is damaged from any type of force we can fix the curb, however there will be an additional fee for this service. In addition, you will have a noticeable color difference where the curb is repaired. After the first few days, our curb is pretty strong. It is strong enough at that point that animals and children cannot hurt the curb if they step on it. It is OK to rake your bed covering back into place a few days after installation, just make sure the curb does not take a direct hit from any tools. It is best to wait a few weeks before you begin any major replanting or changes to your bed area. Keep in mind, do not allow anyone to dig underneath the curb, or run over the curb with a vehicle. Your curb is only as good as it foundation, and it is not designed to be ran over by a vehicle.
Sounds good, but can anyone truly afford this? Compared to the "do it yourself" blocks that you can purchase and install yourself at a home improvement store, our prices are very compatible AND it is installed professionally.
TestimonialsJuly 2010Chris Tesene
Creative Curb was on-time, and completed my curb in just 2 days! It makes edging the grass SOOO much easier.
March 2010Steve Robinson
I was tired of watering my grass by hand after my sprinklers stopped working, so I called Creative Curb and they fixed the issue the same day! Thanks Carl! January 2010John Wheat
I just love my new curb! I was able to pick the color I wanted AND a very nice brick pattern. One of the best additions to my yard!
The ProcessAfter surveying the site, removing sod if required and marking outlines on where your new curb border will go, we begin mixing the concrete on our truck. We then wheelbarrow it to the curb site and add it to our machine. The machine begins to "extrude" the concrete through a form that is the shape of the curb you've chosen. We use only portable equipment so as not to disturb your current landscaping.
After some slight smoothing by hand to ensure the curb is uniform we then begin the process of adding color and patterns.
We hand trowel over the surface of the curb a very thin mixure of concrete, reagent, polymers and hardeners which we call "slurry". Not only does this slurry allow us to create the pattern you've chosen, it also bonds to the concrete to provide added strength.
We then add a release to the surface that bonds to the concrete adding strength and allows us to use our pattern stamper with the confidence it won't stick as we create the patterrn.
We then begin stamping the pattern by rolling a special tool over the surface of the prepared slurry. Once we've completed this phase of the project, we will finalize by adding a sealer over the surface providing you a strong, durable finish rich in appearance.
Although the concrete should be dry to the touch within a couple of hours, we ask that you allow up to 48 hours for proper curing.
We clean up the area and we're off to the the next project. In many cases, you wouldn't even know we were there and you can enjoy showing off your new curb that same day.