Plastic Edging - Is it Worth It

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by traderfjp, May 26, 2010.

  1. traderfjp

    traderfjp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    I'd like to use plastic Beast Edging for a Patio. It would save lots of time. I've laid my base with an extra 6-8" on each side. I live in the Northeast where we get lots of extreme temps. Will plastic edge restraints hold up or should I just use old fashion cement?
  2. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,632

    I'll ask you this first... if you were to use the cement how will you use it? ie depth? thickness?
  3. traderfjp

    traderfjp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    My plan for the cement is to make a footing 4-5" to hold back the paver. I know this guy who goes to a lot of training and he believes that cement is old school and that the plastic edging is the way to go.
  4. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    Plastic edging is the most widely used paver edge restraint out there. Just be sure to install it properly. The shoulder of base is a great start. Next, pull your inch of sand off the base and place your restraint on the base. Make sure it is flat on the base and perpendicular to the paver when you nail it in. No problems.



  5. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    That stuff works great. Thats all we use. Never had a problem.
  6. traderfjp

    traderfjp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    Good to know. Thanks for the replies.

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