ToughCurb Technology

The Original ToughCurb Technology™
Created in 2008

A Superior landscape curb designed for our cold weather climate with the highest strength rating in the Twin Cities. 

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Portland Cement

A ratio of 3.5:1 It is formulated to provide optimal strength characteristics meeting U.S. standards.

Sand

Washed concrete sand and Plaster sand at a 50/50 ratio is used to make a perfect blend of strength and versatility of texturing.

  • Portland Cement - A ratio of 3.5:1 It is formulated to provide optimal strength characteristics meeting U.S. standards.

  • Sand – Washed concrete sand and Plaster sand at a 50/50 ratio is used to make a perfect blend of strength and versatility of texturing.

  • Fibermesh – Nylon fibers are mixed throughout to help prevent shrinkage and hairline cracking.

  • Coloring - We use only the best of brands from Solomon and Proline that have no fillers added to keep vibrant colors throughout the concrete.

  • Plasticizers – We add liquid admixture (plasticizer) that includes air entrainment and many other positive additives for a stronger curb, reduced risk of cracking and reduced efflorescence formation.

  • Stainless steel reinforcement - We run a 1/8 inch stainless steel (not galvanized) aircraft cable through our curb increasing tensile strength by 1800 psi. The cable improves strength and durability and minimizes shifting  and/or separation during freeze/thaw cycles. (*Galvanized cable used by some will chemically break down concrete by changing ph levels during curing stage and also break, rendering it useless in 2-3 years.)

  • Experienced crew and quality equipment - An average of 15 years experience per crew member and equipment updated annually to compact the tightest curb with our exclusive “vibration technology” and maintain consistent height and flowing contours.

  • Control Joints – Are cut approximately half way through the curbing down to the cable every 12”-28” to allow for expansion and contraction from seasonal changes.

  • Sealer - High quality solvent based cure and seal. Aids in proper curing of concrete curb as well as protection from color fading and staining. For best results a solvent based sealant should be applied every 1-2 years.

Fibermesh

Nylon fibers are mixed throughout to help prevent shrinkage and hairline cracking.

Coloring

We use only the best of brands from Solomon and Proline that have no fillers added to keep vibrant colors throughout the concrete.

Plasticizers

We add liquid admixture (plasticizer) that includes air entrainment and many other positive additives for a stronger curb, reduced risk of cracking and reduced efflorescence formation.

Stainless Steel Enforcement

We run a 1/8 inch stainless steel (not galvanized) aircraft cable through our curb increasing tensile strength by 1800 psi. The cable improves strength and durability and minimizes shifting  and/or separation during freeze/thaw cycles. (*Galvanized cable used by some will chemically break down concrete by changing ph levels during curing stage and also break, rendering it useless in 2-3 years.)

Experienced Crew &

Quality Equipment

After troweling, we then make the pattern/stamp of your choice come to life. After this occurs, we cut control joints every 2 feet to give your curb the flexibility for the freeze/thaw cycle.

Control Joints

Cut approximately half way through the curbing down to the cable every 12”-28” to allow for expansion and contraction from seasonal changes.

Sealer

High quality solvent based cure and seal. Aids in proper curing of concrete curb as well as protection from color fading and staining. For best results a solvent based sealant should be applied every 1-2 years.