Best Curbing Sealer

BEFORE..,

BEFORE..,

We have all witnessed the damage the time and environment can put on concrete. Quite often one of the most important steps, curing and sealing, is overlooked in the project.  However, you as the homeowner, have options.  You simply need to visit your local hardware store and ask the question.  I’m sure that they’ll tell you about the best concrete sealer that they have in stock. I call these “over-the-counter” sealants, but in the long run, you will need to reapply them at least twice a year.  Does this really save you money?

Over the past 18+ years, we’ve tried many products, but what we found to be the best sealant for our concrete landscaping borders comes straight from the commercial end of the industry – Lambert UV Super Seal.  You can’t get this at your local Home Depot or Lowe’s, we purchase it in 5 gallon containers directly from the manufacturer.

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UV Protection

These products are applied at specific timing after the  concrete has been placed (usually within 24 hours, but not immediately) and form a resin-layer that both, helps curing with the prevention of too much water loss and creates a film that leaves the project more durable and protects the beauty of the surface.

We’ve seen many of our competitors apply sealer immediately, as well as water-down their over-the-counter sealants so they can push it through their store-bought sprayers.  But Curb Appeal Concrete Borders has invested money into commercial sprayers so that the product does not need to be watered down, it is sprayed directly on your finished product – usually within 24 hours of installation.  You get your money’s worth with us.

Florida weather has a brutal effect on everything – including the concrete product.  Without proper care, you will see mold, mildew and even tannin or rust water stains all over unprotected borders.  By applying a proper sealant, your borders could last for years without the need for cleaning.

We have found this particular product to be the best in protection for your borders – keeping the elements from permanently attaching to your curbing.  Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders will be happy to treat our newly installed borders with a protective barrier to keep your product looking great for years! Simply ask us!

Call us today for your free estimate!  Servicing most of Central Florida.

407-957-9208

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Where to get your Landscaping Supplies

Many of us work by word-of-mouth for our business.  When a client is happy, they recommend their supplier.  We’d like to take this opportunity to recommend vendors that we’ve done business with over the past years.  We’ve had many calls asking who we recommend, so today, we’re dedicating a post to just that – people that we have worked with and would recommend.

Landscape Supplies – such as mulch, stone, fountains etc.

Evers Wood Products Inc.

website: http://www.everwood.com

2881 Old Canoe Creek Road in St. Cloud, FL

Phone: 407-892-7930

Nursery – such as plants, mulch, trees and expertise.

VanderPol’s Nursery

Website:  www.vanderpolnursery.com

4898 Starline Drive – St. Cloud, FL 34771

Phone: 407-957-2744

Irrigation and Landscaping:

Aaron Victor’s Outdoor Services.  

He does things like landscaping, installs trees, rock, mulch, sod, drains and irrigation/repairs.

407-436-4724

Landscapers (such as design, installation, maintenance, renovations, seasonal foliage and WOW – Mosquito Control.

Landscape Builders

http://www.landscapebuilders.com

Not only can they transform your landscape, but they also can install a system within your irrigation to make your yard Mosquito Free all-year-round with Green Products!  Check them out!

407-509-1011

Concrete (driveways, slabs, sidewalks and more).

John Hansen Concrete – 407-891-5250

Please tell them that Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders referred you.  We all would appreciate your business!

Thank you!

Scott Bailey

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Want to Gain Control of your Lawn?

I must admit that this season has been incredibly busy!  So I’m just checking in to show you some photographs of our latest work this past week.    For the job on the left, we were hired on by a Master Builder for a project in the Dr. Phillips area.  It was a large job, so we had to prove that we had insurance and workers’ comp for them – no problem!  Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders has been established since 1998, completely insured!

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We showed up on time and completed the job as agreed.  I do want to point out that the pavers were installed by another company, but just look at that straight line!  Isn’t that great!  The homeowners were extremely happy, so we were too!

Another photo from a job a few days prior that I wanted to show you was on a sidewalk.   Simply artistic and beautiful, as well as manageable for lawn mowers.  It keeps the mulch in, and the grass out!  This particular design, I believe, enhances to landscaping and “frames” everything beautifully!

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Need some help? What are you waiting for?  You can control mulch and keep your maintenance to a minimum by having concrete landscaping borders installed.

Call us today for your free estimate!  407-957-9208.  Serving most of Central Florida.  Call me, I can help get your lawn back into shape!

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Put Your Tax Dollars to Work

With tax refund season rapidly approaching, you might be entitled to a refund!  Have you ever thought of reinvesting it back in towards the equity of your home?

Whether you’re planning on living in your home for the next 20 years, or just another year; Curb Appeal is very important to anyone who drives by.  After all, if your average ‘Joe’ in the neighborhood drives by every day and actually admires your landscaping, then don’t you think that he’ll think that your home is impressive?

Here are a few ideas of what some of our customers have done in the past.  I think you’ll agree that having a manicured and framed landscape can make a huge difference in the appearance of your living domicile  to everyone!

Owners elected to paint the curbs with Driveway Paint, which can be any color that the homeowner chooses! Note: Don't use concrete stain!

Owners elected to paint the curbs with Driveway Paint, which can be any color that the homeowner chooses! Note: Don’t use concrete stain!

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Keeps mulch in, while also keeping grass out!

Also keeps your sidewalk and driveway safer by containing the mulch.

Contact us today for your FREE estimate!  Proudly serving most of Central Florida since 1997 – we’ve weathered the storm, and we’re still on top!

Give us a call – just ask for Scott.

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New “After” Photographs

We had some things to do in town on Friday, January 1, 2016.  Roads were pretty clear in the morning, so after the errands we decided to visit one of the homes that we had done curbing for.  We knew that the homeowners were supposed to add landscaping and rocks after our borders were put in, but WOW, was I surprised to see how the pictures came out after everything was done.  It’s unusual that we get to see the finished product, but I’m sure you’ll agree, this looks great!

Owners elected to paint the curbs with Driveway Paint, which can be any color that the homeowner chooses!  Note:  Don't use concrete stain!

Owners elected to paint the curbs with Garage Floor Paint, which can be any color that the homeowner chooses! Note: Don’t use concrete stain!

Just because we install the borders doesn’t mean that we’re not willing to help and point you in the right directions to save a few dollars. In this case, the homeowners went to a local paint store and purchased Garage Floor Paint (don’t ever buy concrete stain), and they ordered a color that enhanced their home, and made their borders blend in wonderfully, which saved them money in the long run!  Now their landscaping looks like a piece of art!

Garage Floor paint contains sealant, which protects your borders from mold, mildew, etc., but you only have to apply the paint in one coat! It is made for smooth concrete, and holds its’ color for many years.  Not only does this save money, but it protects the borders, keeping the color intact for many years!

For those of you who do not want to physically paint your borders, we also offer color added to the mix, and we do offer a commercial brand sealant – better than what you can buy at your local hardware store.  It’s your choice!

Beautiful design on existing asphalt driveway.

Beautiful design on existing asphalt driveway.

This was actually the first time for me seeing the borders placed on asphalt as opposed to concrete driveways or sidewalks, and I have to admit, I was impressed!  This looks so wonderful!  Don’t you agree?

The homeowners did a beautiful job, and I would be proud to say that Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders, LLC helped make the Curb Appeal of this home even better!

Keeps mulch in (or in this case, gravel), and grass OUT!

Call us today for your free estimate within Central Florida!  You may find that the prices are quite affordable, and will do nothing but enhance your home, adding equity!

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Get Ready for the Holidays!

Are you expecting family over this Christmas?

Does your mulch spill out on to your sidewalk making your front entrance hard to maneuver?  Consider adding Curb Appeal, Concrete Landscaping Borders to your home!  Not only will you be giving your home a manicured effect, but it will also keep your guests safer!

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Our concrete borders are 6″ high x 4″ wide, and are durable!  They can keep your driveway and sidewalks mulch-free.  And, you can choose from a multitude of colors; whether you want them to match your front door, to simply complement your home in a more subtle way.

These are not forms, your borders are poured in place to mimic or help design a more cohesive landscaping design around your home.  We have the machinery and skill to make this happen for you.

Our team has over 18 years of experience in designing landscaping beds to be mower friendly – making your life easier.  And, our borders can withstand residential mowers, and edgers, so taking care of your lawn will be less time consuming.

We do have some openings in our schedule in December, so please contact us today at 407-957-9208 for your Free Estimate within Central Florida.  Or, visit our website at Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders to learn more about our product and service.

We hope to hear from you soon!

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How Much Does Curbing Cost?

One of the first questions that people ask is; “how much do you charge per foot?”  Well, the answer to that question is normally, “Do you know how much footage you have?”  

Even though most curbing companies will come out and give you a free estimate, you still should know an approximate footage that you have before you call, so you can tell if you’ve received a good price.

But how do I do that?

HoseGo get your garden hose.  Your average garden hose at home is usually 25 feet.  Lay it out in the design of your garden bed or in a circle around that tree.  How many times did you have to move it?  Two?  Three?  Well, that tells you approximately how many linear feet you have – more than you thought, huh?  Curbing companies go by the “Linear Foot,” which means that your otherwise straight line – may “curve.”

Most companies work with a minimum, which means that they have to charge you a certain amount – even if you have 25 linear feet, or a thousand; we all must work with a minimum.  Every time they move that trailer or get a crew, it will cost them a certain amount of money.

So, on average (in Central Florida), most companies have a minimum dollar amount to even show up at your house with crew and trailer – let’s say, $450.00 for the sake of this post.  That will get you UP TO their minimum footage (usually 75-100 feet) of curbing.  Anything over that will probably be charged by the linear foot.  However, as I mentioned before, estimates are usually free, so take advantage of a professional in your area.

Now, understand that  all companies are not alike, and prices/minimums may differ.  This is just a “guide” to help you understand the “ball-park” figure, and to know what to expect when hiring a curbing contractor.

It’s better to work with a contractor who has a solid history in Concrete Landscaping Borders.  As in all trades, there is a knowledge and experience necessary to make your curb installation right.  And, our curbing is 4″ x 6″, which is a lot more stable/sturdy that some others out there.  This is a diagram of the most popular “Mower Style” that we offer. It is 4″ x 6″.Mower Style

I also want you to keep in mind that the company has to purchase equipment, tools, trailers, trucks, fuel, uniforms, insurance, concrete, dyes, fiber, employee’s, taxes and so forth.  This is another reason that you should only hire someone who is established in your area.  We can handle the overhead, and do not ask for money in advance (or at least we don’t).  And, we can take all major credit cards, so if you’d like this option, please let us know!

Ask them how long they have been doing business here in Central Florida. Can they show you their actual work, or refer you to another homeowner close by so you can see yourselves?  You want to make sure that you can get help to replace or repair if you need it.   You can’t do that if your selected less experienced contractor is out of business.

Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders has been proudly serving Central Florida for 18 years right here!  Our professionals are available to assist you!  Contact us today at 407-957-9208 for your free estimate.  Visit our Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders, LLC website to learn more!

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10 Money-Saving Tips for Landscaping

10 Money-Saving Tips for Landscaping

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A yard with a beautiful landscape is one of the few home investments with a value that increases over the years. Buyers love mature plants and trees, so giving your yard some love even if you’re not planning on selling for a few years is a smart way to go. What’s even smarter? Employing these money-saving tips:

1. Free mulch.
Many municipalities recycle the yard waste they pick up curbside throughout the year into mulch, which is then made available to residents for free or a very low price. Surrounding your shrubs and trees with a layer of the stuff not only makes them stand out visually, it also helps conserve moisture and stave off bugs.

2. Don’t Buy Screens.

Instead of buying the weed screening to keep weeds from growing, try newspapers under the mulch.  It will last two years, and then it will be time to replace the mulch anyway!

3. Look to the list.
Craigslist’s “farm and garden” section can be a treasure trove of outdoor planters, border stones and even “used” trees and shrubs. Check here first before heading to the nursery.

4. Go big with your neighbors.
Bedding plants are often less expensive when you buy them in bulk.

5. Compost.
Instead of buying bags of fertilizer, generate your own black gold for gardens by composting your kitchen waste. It’s not as hard – or smelly – as you’d think.

6. Chat with a master.
Master gardeners often hold free Q&A sessions at garden centers or local libraries. Before investing in new plants, seeds or shrubs, check with an expert to find which options will thrive without expensive maintenance.

7. Rein it in.
Trim back any trees, shrubs or vines that hide or overwhelm your windows, porch or patio. Sometimes the most effective landscaping upgrade can come from removing greenery, not adding it.

8. Pull your weeds.
It’s the outdoor equivalent of de-cluttering your home, an inexpensive way to boost your yard’s visual appeal.

9. Powerwash fences and patios.
It can take years off your fence and patio in just minutes. You’ll be amazed at how much brighter they’ll look with just a bit of effort that requires little more skill than running a vacuum. Rent a machine at your local home improvement box store for about $30.

10. Add Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders.

By framing your landscaping, not only will it add “curb appeal” to your home, but it will keep mulch in, and grass out – making it easier to mow, mulch, and edge.

Proudly brought to you by Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders, LLC.  Locally owned and operated here in Central Florida since 1997!  Free Estimates!  Give us a call today!

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Meet Scott Bailey – Owner & Operator of Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders

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Animal lover and nature enthusiast!  Here, we were simply enjoying an afternoon one day in our back yard, when we had an unsuspected visitor!  This beautiful little blue jay was too young to think that “humans are bad,” and this baby bird spent about 10 minutes hopping all over Scott!  The moral of this story is that this little bird obviously felt safe with Scott.

And you should too.  Scott has spent over 18 years perfecting his concrete landscaping borders business.  He carefully did research and selected the best machine that would support not only the weight of standard home-owner lawnmowers, but he built a custom made efficient trailer to work out of.

Scott is a real stickler about customer service and his quality of work!  He ensures that the customer is always satisfied with the job they needed, and he performed!  He has worked for both homeowners and major companies alike!

Scott’s background is the hospitality industry, and now-a-days, that’s a rare find!  We receive so many phone calls from people that ask if we “need” the work because they’ve been turned down or disappointed in so many other companies!   The average consumer has a difficult time getting someone to actually do their job. Unbelievable!   In our world, the customer is always the main focus.

We relocated from Orlando to Saint Cloud about 20 years ago to make a life for ourselves, and our family.  This isn’t a secondary job for him, it is his livelihood and his passion.  He can’t afford to get it wrong or make mistakes.  He wants, and is proud of his work and accomplishments!  That is his “drive.”

Scott understands the needs of the average homeowner and helps to design a flowerbed or landscaping project that best suits the individual home.  No house is the same – even if they’re in a cookie-cutter designed community – Scott can frame your landscaping, and make your home stand out!Troweling

His philosophy is built on a handshake.  His word is his bond!  When you consent to a job, he will book the job, buy the materials, hire the crew, show up as scheduled, pour your borders, clean-up and finish as agreed.  You pay after the completion of the job, not before.  He guarantee’s the workmanship and materials.  We have many repeat customers, so I guess you can say that we’re not a love-them-and-leave-them type of company.  We’ve been here through thick and thin.

If you would be interested in Concrete Landscaping Borders around your home, give us a call.  Estimates are free within the Central Florida area!  You can’t beat Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders – or Scott Bailey!

407-957-9208

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5 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

It’s common knowledge that before selling, it’s important to spruce up the outside of the home to give a good first-impression to potential buyers.

Small upgrades to a home’s exterior like adding a fresh coat of paint to a front door, installing new landscaping, and adding a new deck easy are ways to increase a home’s value and add curb appeal.

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2015 Remodeling Cost vs. Value: Less Is More

In fact, 2015’s Cost vs Value remodeling survey showed that smaller replacement projects “are the ones that are most obvious to buyers when they first view a house in person or online, such as new door or garage door” and bring the largest payback.

According to the Huffington Post, these five exterior home improvement projects will help owners boost a home’s curb appeal:

  1. Sprucing up the landscaping. A recent study found that a home landscape upgrade can raise a home’s overall value by 10 percent to 12 percent. If deciding what to plant and when to plant it is overwhelming, talk to experts at a local gardening store. For large landscape undertakings, it may be worth it to hire a landscape architect.
  2. Cleaning windows. Have you cleaned the front windows lately? It’s an easy way to make a nice first-impression. Power washing the home’s exterior can also increase curb appeal. While power washing can be done by homeowners, it’s highly suggested to reach out to a professional for help just to be safe.
  3. Upgrading window shutters and the front door. A quick way to turn off potential buyers is an outdated front door. “A dated front door makes a house look cheap, and a worn front door makes a house uncared for or old,” says Huffington Post writer Ashley Wren Collins. The good news is simply upgrading to a steel door is inexpensive and ranks highest on the payback scale, returning 101.8 percent nationally, on average, according to the 2015 Cost vs. Value survey.
  4. Driveway resurfacing. A well maintained smooth driveway is an obvious sign for buyers that a home is taken care of.
  5. Giving the deck a face-lift. According to Wren Collins, “when it comes to showings and open houses, prospective buyers will remember the expansive feel that a wide deck provides.” If the home doesn’t have a deck in the first place, adding a wood deck recoups 80.5 percent of the cost, according to the Cost vs Value survey. Even cleaning and sanding an existing deck will give prospective buyers a good impression of the home.

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