|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
||Your new concrete
does not need to be sprayed or misted with
||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.
||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
||If it begins to
rain within the first 4-6 hours after installation,
cover the curb with plastic. Make sure to
remove it the next day.
||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.
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.
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
|| If your curbing
has been colored, it has also been sealed.
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.
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
|Thank you for choosing
Rittz Services 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 Contact Us
by email or call 303-360-0136.