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Frequently Asked Questions

Utah County Concrete Curbing Experts

UTAH VALLEY CURB has over a decade of experience providing Utah County residents with quality concrete curbing. If you have a question, we have the expertise. We hope this information helps in planning your next curbing project. Call 801.995.2774 for additional questions or to receive a free, no obligation quote.

Your new curb is a cement product. Most cement products take 28 days to cure. During this time you will need extra precautions not to damage your curb. Take extra precaution to keep pets, children, and objects away from the curb. Use gardening items such as rakes, shovels, and other gardening tools with caution. You can begin using lawn mowers after 7 days of installation. The wheels will probably not damage the curb, but the metal corners on your lawn mower may scratch or damage the product.

During the first couple of days, the curb will be soft, although hard to the touch, and can crumble or be scratched if sharp objects come in contact with it or if someone/something puts excessive weight or pressure.

Sod laying, sprinkler work and landscape work may be started 24 hours after installation; however, caution must be taken. Never allow a tractor, truck, or any other equipment to run over your curb.

During the first 24-48 hours you should avoid direct sprinkler impact on the curb. Irrigation, backwash from pool, condensation lines, or rain can damage the curb. Such actions will most likely discolor the curb. If it begins to rain within 6 hours after we leave the job, try to cover the curb with plastic.

We will take care of all of the prep work once we arrive on-site. The best thing you can do is let us take care of cutting the sod ourselves, as we have all of the necessary equipment. We recommend marking out your existing sprinklers before we arrive to ensure they do not get damaged by our sod cutter.

Damage to sprinkler lines, telephone wires, and other buried items by our equipment or personnel is not the responsibility of Utah Valley Curb.

We recommend re-sealing your curb once a year. The process is simple and can be done by the homeowner. However, if you do not have the time or are unsure of how to do it, we offer our service for a small fee. We ask that any vegetation be cut back away from the curb before our arrival. This process includes cleaning the curb and applying a concrete sealer. This will not only help to protect the curbing from the weather, but it will keep your curbing looking like new by maintaining the best color and look possible.


Depending on the style of curb and amount of linear footage, most jobs will range from a few hours to a full day.

Efflorescence, a white powder substance, is a natural occurrence. It can appear on occasion and does not look good on curbing. It is generated from water sprinklers and can also appear after a rainstorm or if there is moisture in the ground. The intensity varies depending upon the type (hardness) of water and volume of water that gets on the curb. Adjust your sprinkler heads to minimize the amount of water spraying on the curb. If efflorescence appears a solution of 50/50 vinegar and water with a light brushing will remove it. You may have to do this a few times to completely remove it.

Some fertilizers and chemicals will stain the curbing. If you feel you might have sprayed the concrete, you may hose it down shortly after you have finished spraying with light or minimal pressure.

Colored Curbing may look “splotchy” for up to 30 days while it is curing. This will go away and is not to be confused with efflorescence. Concrete is darker in color when it is first laid and will lighten up as it dries.

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