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Concrete Repair and Maintenance Ideas and Strategies


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Concrete Repair and Maintenance Ideas and Strategies

Hi, my name is Kent, and I have taken care of a lot of concrete over the years. I have acid stained it, laid it myself, repaired small blemishes and hired concrete contractors to do work for me. Through all of those experiences, I have learned a lot about concrete, and I am eager to share that information with others. If you want tips or ideas related to concrete, you have come to the right place. Please, get comfortable and explore. I hope you enjoy this blog and that it informs and inspires you. When I'm not writing or dealing with concrete, I love to travel. I also work as an engineer and spend a lot of time on home remodeling projects.

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Ideas for Getting Creative in Your Yard Using Concrete Kerbing

Concrete kerbing is extruded from a machine to form edging with smooth lines and curves. The cement can be coloured and treated to mimic natural stone, bricks or timber. Here are several ideas for using this type of kerbing in your yard.

Add an Ornamental Garden Bed

You could use concrete kerbing to add an ornamental feature to your yard. Do you have a lawn expanse that's a bit boring? If so, use concrete kerbing to create a rectangle border around a new garden bed established in the centre of the lawn. Make the kerb look like slate and fill the garden bed with beautiful plants. You could place small boulders around the soil to increase the visual appeal.

The decorative concrete kerbing will define the area and make it stand out. Whereas, if you simply dug a new garden bed, it could look out of place. Concrete kerbing is much simpler than other options, such as retaining walls and raised garden beds, which require a lot of construction work.

Edge a Gravel Driveway

A driveway forms the entrance to a home, so it's essential to make it as attractive as possible. For that reason, you may decide to cover it with ivory, pink and tan-coloured gravel, giving the front of your property a natural, elegant feel. However, the problem with stones is that they scatter everywhere and make your property look messy. To fix this, use concrete kerbing in a contrasting charcoal colour. The border will highlight the paleness of the stones and the greenness of the lawn on the other side. Not only will the kerb contain the gravel, but it will also organise the landscape, separating the grass from the driveway.

Create a Formal Garden

Formal gardens often evoke symmetry through geometrical shapes and lines. You could use concrete kerbing to create such a space. For example, make a circular hub point defined by a circle of kerbing. Then establish four paths radiating outwards with fan-shaped garden beds between each path. Concrete kerbing is ideal for creating such a garden, as it forms perfectly straight or circular edges to border each path. A machine extrudes the borders, so the process is much quicker than if such complex edging were laid manually. The kerbing can be finished to look like classic bricks or stone, and it can be combined with paving such as exposed aggregate. Concrete kerbing can be fashioned into various textures and colours to suit the specific environment.

For more information on concrete kerbing, contact a professional near you.