Like several other constructions built with concrete, kerbing is a popular choice for many residential and commercial property owners because of its great strength and durability. But even the most resilient structures need a little care from their owners to last for longer, especially those left lying out there in the landscape, like kerbing. Here are a couple of maintenance tips that can go a long way in keeping your home kerbing in good condition.
When it comes to the execution of general home cleaning tasks, many homeowners usually pay too much attention to the interiors at the expense of the kerbside. But the exterior appearance of a home does not matter any less. In fact, a well-manicured landscape will accentuate the beauty of a home even before guests and visitors are allowed inside. Unlike the inside of your house, the concrete edging in your yard may not require to be cleaned on a daily or even weekly basis. However, that does not necessarily mean you should not clean it at all. Your kerbing will occasionally need to be cleaned with a hard-tufted yard brush and manufacturer-recommended cleaning solutions to remove dirt buildup and thick growths of algae, moss and lichen. Once all unwanted elements have been brushed off, the surface of your kerbing should be further cleaned with water jetting from a high pressure hose. Proper cleaning will ensure your kerbing looks nice, but that's not all; it will also extend the service life of your kerbing.
Weeds can pose a big problem for your kerbing where crevices and cracks have formed. Any weeds should be plucked out by hand and the affected area treated with a good weedicide, which can be purchased at your local landscape supplies store. The weeds should start to die in a couple of days. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions when using weed killers, as some products may contain chemicals that may react with your kerbing and cause premature deterioration. To prevent a recurrence of the problem, repair any gaps present on the surface of your concrete border system. Sealing the entire edging with an acrylic sealer will help maintain the colour and appearance of your paving and also fight weed growth. Don't forget to use the manufacturer's advice when you are using a concrete sealing product.
If you need any help keeping your residential kerbing in pristine condition, talk to a local concrete contractor about your situation.