Edging areas gives stability and a nice, clean finish
Kerbing or edging is a great way to identify a perimeter of an area, retain materials, define areas and create rigid support or restraint.
They can also create a border or secure perimeter around an area to infill or surface if needed.
Kerbs come in many different varieties, catering for many different needs:
Half batter – Bull nose – Bus stop Kerbs – Conservation kerbs
These are generally used for more heavy duty purposed projects such as car parks, roads, motorways and bus terminals.
For less weight bearing and stress affected projects such as footpaths, patios, garden beds, driveways and other such likes, a concrete edging can be used to retain or support.
Once an area has been prepared by correct excavation and building up with stone where and when appropriate you can then install your kerbs and edging. The same principles apply to both.
If you are working from plans measure should be taken so string lines can be set up in appropriate places. Buildings if possible should be used to keep you edgings and kerbs look square and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
Levels should also be checked to make sure the works tie into existing plans and to ensure all surface water will run in correct directions.
Concrete should be used at 150mm depth beds for all edgings and kerbs and back up front and back to create stability and strength.