The curbing around your home's driveway and walkway is likely something that you seldom think about. However, curbing is essential, and in addition to improving the appearance of your yard, it can also help prevent erosion and other water control issues. Your existing curbing will likely need to be replaced one day, and when this time comes, there may be a couple of routine curbing questions that you need addressed:
Will Curbing Cause Major Damage To The Yard?
A common reason that homeowners will delay having this work done is because they assume it will mean having large portions of their yard damaged. This belief stems from the assumption that the machines needed to pour the curbing with tear up portions of the yard. Sadly, delaying this type of work can result in major erosion that can permanently transform the appearance of your yard.
Luckily, this is not a problem that you will likely need to worry about. While there are large machines required to pour curbing, these machines do not require the destruction of large areas of the yard. In fact, outside of a few tire tracks there should be little evidence that contractors were ever working in your yard.
What Do Homeowners Need To Do To Prepare For This Type Of Work?
Before the contractors arrive to start the work, there are some steps you can take to help minimize any problems and allow the work to be done as quickly as possible. Luckily, these stems are relatively minor and should not take more than a few minutes to complete.
Firstly, if you have an automatic sprinkler system, you should clearly mark the sprinkler heads to ensure that your contractors do not bury them under cement. To mark these devices, some people will use spray paint, but if you do not want to paint areas of your yard, you can purchase small flags that can be used to effectively mark these devices.
In addition to this step, you will also need to remove any lawn furniture or decorations from the area because the large trucks used for this work can easily destroy these items if it gets too close.
The curbing around your home's yard is essential for ensuring your home looks inviting and avoids routine drainage and erosion issues. Sadly, many first-time homeowners do not understand this type of work and this may cause them to need some routine questions answered. Carefully considering these two commonly asked curbing questions and answers will help you have a better idea of what to expect during this type of work.
Have other questions? Need more help? Contact a company like Northern Asphalt LLC to learn more.