Warranty & Care


Caring for your new curb


 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.

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

 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 (6" deep) or build a ramp over the curb to keep the weight from cracking it. Never allow any heavy objects to run over the curb.

 If it begins to rain 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.

 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 rain storm. 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. If you have just planted sod and are watering frequently, Efflorescence may appear more readily. Be patient, wait for lawn to get established, turn the water off for a few days, 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.

 Once in a while curbing with color may look "splotchy" for a few days while it is curing. This will go away as it cures and not to be confused with Efflorescence.


Warranty


   If  the curbing is damaged, we will come back and make necessary repairs for a nominal fee.

   Cracking - concrete curbing like any other type of concrete can and will crack. We experience very little cracking in our products. It is important to note, however, that 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 of discoloration in the curbing.

  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 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 the grass to grow back against the curb. You may want to place sand and/or dirt in this area as well if there are voids between the curb and the grass.

  Damage to sprinkler lines, telephone lines, cable tv, or other buried items by our personnel is not the responsibility of Superb Curb.

  Your curbing has a one year warranty against defects in materials and 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.


 

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