curbstone facing which way?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by bigviclbi, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
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    Question for those who use curbstone as borders around walks. Obviously when I use it as bed edging the tumbled face is out. But on a driveway that abutts a lawn or a winding path, do you go tumbled out(smooth side facing the pavers)? I usually do it that way, it just irks me they don't make them double faced like belgium block. I just drove by a job and they had the smooth side out towards the lawn, so I was wondering what everyone else does. Anchor and ep henry are the brands I use, any other manufacturers with double sided curbstone?
     
  2. amvega

    amvega LawnSite Member
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    Always have the textured face facing the pavers. It highlights your walk more. Never seen smooth face against pavers.
     
  3. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    textured towards the pavers. Techo has a curbstone that is textured on both sides and is more low profile.

    Chris
     
  4. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
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    Thanks guys, understand your points but I still would feel funny having a path that is going to the front door and seeing the unfinished side of the block facing the view of the front yard from the street. I am going to the Techo website right now, I've heard alot about it lately and am gonna see if there are any local distributors that I am unaware of.
     
  5. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey cg is techo the manufacturer if so where do get them?? We use a lot of ep henry' curbstone i would be intrested in seeing a double faced curbstone.
     
  6. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Both Techo Belgik & Pietra have finishes that can be shown on either side.
    http://www.techo-bloc.com/#

    Vic is action, Atlantic or Kennedy close to you or maybe Le-Ed (sp?) All are Techo dealers. The majority of the product in this area come from the plant in Penn-Argyle, Pa and is quick and easy for local dealers to get a hold of. If you need the phone number to your rep, send me a PM.

    Kirk
     
  7. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
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    LE-ED only carries EP Henry by me, I think action is down south I'll check it out.
     
  8. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Check with LE-ED, they are now a Techo dealer and if that location doesn't have it, they can get it. They signed up with techo this winter and I don't know if they have received their product yet.

    Action, Atlantic & Kennedy are all related and are new to techo this year I believe.

    Kirk
     
  9. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would definaltly have the tumbled side facing the pavers...would you not be able to raise the grade on the smooth side to hide it?

    I think I am following you, although I can't see me even incorporating it into the design if it wasn't retaining something and would look silly bordering a walk if it wasn't.... I dunno...got a pic?
     
  10. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here is a pic of a walk we did w/ the edgestone. I personally don't like the look, but it's what the customer wanted.

    Chris
     

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