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Whos Doing Concrete Edging?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by 1BadHawk, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. 1BadHawk

    1BadHawk LawnSite Member
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    Who is doing continious concrete edging? and how is the demand for such service?
     
  2. mole

    mole LawnSite Member
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    I had one customer want it, took me three weeks to find a sub that did it in the buffalo area. not a great demand here.
     
  3. 1BadHawk

    1BadHawk LawnSite Member
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    I talked to a friend of mine the other day whos brother in law does it in southern maryland. According to him, it seems to be a service that once people see it then they want it. He says, he'll do one home in a community, then within weeks hell have several in that same community.

    I think up here around me not many people know of it. I think I may have seen one home with it but thats it. I have noticed more and more people getting into mulch beds, so Im starting to think that I might be able to market and sell it around here prety well.

    Not sure what the operating costs are, but I hear the customer cost varies from 3$-7$ per foot. Which sounds prety reasonable.
     
  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    You can rent a power curber, just about anyone can do it, you need a concrete mixer and the curber.

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    Or you can form the curb yourself and pour the entire landscape at once with a pump truck.

    Two or three guys with mag floats, trowels, and a few edgers can do it by hand quickly.

    I used to work in the concrete industry
     
  5. 1BadHawk

    1BadHawk LawnSite Member
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    I didnt know you could rent them. I suppose you can also rent the different forms for it as well?

    I started looking at those turnkey setups but then switched ebay to see about buying the equipment seperate. Getting only what I need, to get started. Ill have to look at the local rentals and see if I can rent one with the necessary equipment. Do a few jobs and see how that goes before I commit to buying the equipment.

    Ive done some concrete work, couple patios, walk ways and such. My father in law did it for 30 years, and has helped me learn a fair amount. He has all the hand tools anyway :)

    I'd like to get a closer look at one that complete, and even take a look at one being built first.
     
  6. fishinman22487

    fishinman22487 LawnSite Member
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    concrete edging is really big in FL, its not cheap either!!!!!!!
    I think i have heard one guy charge like 10 bucks a foot. Its resonable i guess.
     
  7. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608

    We had one done in our neighborhood. I didn't really care for it. It stands out and takes your focus off of the landscape. That is my opinion.
     
  8. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
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    There has been zero call for concrete curbing here in CT. However, over Easter the family and I travelled thru the southwest. It seemed that all the new installs had concrete curbing. Must be a regional thing.
     
  9. Forest

    Forest LawnSite Member
    Posts: 108

    In my part of Minnesota it seems to be a rather big thing. Aside from the fact that they've only been in the area for about 2-3 years, there are now a couple of companies doing it.
     

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