Curbing Services in Seattle, WA
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Broken and damaged curbing can be unsightly, but also a dangerous tripping hazard. Many customers are pleased that we can be a one-stop-shop for curbing along with our other services such as striping, patching, or sealing. Most contractors do not offer all these services in-house.
Extruded curb is the most common type of curb which uses a dry concrete mixture allowing for immediate finishing. It is placed with a mechanized extruded curbing machine. When removing the old, damaged curb, we will saw-cut the endpoints (typically at the expansion joint) to provide a sharp-looking and structurally-sound edge.
What kind of cement mix is used for extruded curbing? How is this different from other cements?
Extruded curbing is placed using a unique mix which is drier than other concrete mixes. It will cure faster and the finishing process can be completed sooner.
How is extruded curb placed?
Extruded curbing is placed using a curbing machine and then finished by hand.
How much does it cost?
Factor that affect the cost of an extruded curbing job are: (1) Amount of removal/excavation to complete (2) Total lineal feet to place (3) Total number of locations and (4) Mold/uniqueness of the mold/shape.
Does curbing require a sub-base?
Yes, extruded curbing should be placed on a solid base, either asphalt or concrete. It should not be placed directly on top of dirt.
What should be done about root damage?
If roots are causing the curb to bulge upward, it is necessary to remove the curb, sub-base and the roots. Extruded curbing should not be replaced without removing the roots.