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Questions about Curb Edging Installation

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ExmarkBoy, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 154

    Hello everyone. I do lots of landscaping installation, and I want to expand my services. I'm thinking about doing stampcrete paths, but I know for sure I want to do curb edging. A couple people in my neighborhood have it, and I know many of my clients would be interested. The only thing is this: I don't have a clue as to what brands of tools there are to do the initial laying of the concrete. I know the basic process of installing it, but I REALLY need help with all the finer points as well as THE EQUIPMENT side. I need help with learning about all of this stuff because although I am eager to learn, I really can't find any educational material about this. Thanks!
     
  2. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 154

    I just found the edgemaster, but I still would appreciate knowing what other brands are out there. Also, I still need to find out about the process for installation. I really would appreciate any educational help.
     
  3. weeze

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  4. larryinalabama

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  6. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 154

    Thanks. I will watch these. I had watched a couple of youtube videos, but they were basically promotional videos to intimidate the potential customers into hiring them.
     
  7. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 154

    Do they have to hand finish the corners?
     
  8. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,790

    probably. i've never done curb edging so i dunno. i imagine it's much the same as regular cement work or curb work. use a trowel and do it by hand on the corners.
     
  9. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 154

    Does anyone have an idea what the upfront investment is? This number would include all the equipment, training, cement stuff, etc. Essentially everything you would need to outfit a crew to do that. I'm guessing in the neighborhood of 10k-15k. I that really far off?
     
  10. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,747

    theres a setup for sale in the sale section. i think more in the 20k range brand new. used maybe 5 to 10. I've been working concrete since I was 6 and those things seem like a gimmick. I just see people selling them and no one buying. does anyone here own one?
     

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