Installing miles of steel edging

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Nvtreesnick, May 17, 2019.

  1. Nvtreesnick

    Nvtreesnick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Anybody have a quick way to install steel edging. I have a job that has over 3 miles of steel edging. All long straight lines. Its also 1 foot off a fence on both sides of the fence. Construction ground so its hard. Any ideas?
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,779

    Did you search YouTube?
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  3. code54

    code54 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    Just shooting an idea off the top of my head - Edger to cut the ground and then tap the steel in? Never done it, just a thought to try if you want.
  4. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,499

    With some modification , a vibratory plow with an offset blade like the ditch witch 410
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  5. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Just get someone to do a concrete curb. That’s way too much work for metal I feel.
  6. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Jersey
    Messages: 4,761

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  7. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Jersey
    Messages: 4,761

    This one will go as deep as 13" and is adjustable. It cut through a 2x6.
  8. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,350

    metal edging doesn't have to go into the ground only the spikes that hold it down have too.
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  9. BrendonTW

    BrendonTW LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Oklahoma City
    Messages: 1,092

    If you don’t set the metal edging in the ground at least half way it will look crooked and terrible and a hazard a few years later.
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  10. Hayduke

    Hayduke LawnSite Senior Member
    from Oregon
    Messages: 380

    We weld all our metal edging to rebar, but I doubt you will want to be doing that for 3 miles unless the bid is adequate...

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