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Landscape Curbing Installation Cost Checklist

10 Things You Should Know Before Hiring a Pro

The average cost of installing concrete landscape curbing is about $5-6 per linear foot. For a project that requires 100 feet of landscape curbing, you can expect to spend between $500 and $600.

Take a look at the cost checklist below to get a better idea of how much your project should cost. To get a quote for your project, use our matching service to request free cost estimates from local curbing contractors.

1. Your geographic location matters!

Prices for concrete curbing can vary greatly. What's considered a "fair price" in Phoenix may be very overpriced in Tampa. If you live in a major city, where the cost of living is fairly high, you should expect to pay a little more for your project. On the other hand, the cost may be a little lower in a rural, small town.

2. How much site preparation is needed?

Basic site preparation should be included in the contractor’s estimate. However, any additional landscaping projects will come at an additional cost. Ask the contractor if the work will disrupt any underground utility lines. If you have an in-ground lawn sprinkler system, let your installer know before they begin.

3. What is the cost per linear foot?

Most contractors will charge a fixed fee per linear foot for landscape curbing. The more curbing you need, the more you can expect to pay for labor and materials. However, very large projects, you may be able to negotiate a slightly lower rate per foot.

4. What style of curbing are you interested in?

Landscape curbing can be used for mulch beds, driveway edging, tree rings, flower beds, and gardens. Concrete is one of the most versatile construction materials. As a result, concrete curbing is available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles. A mower’s edge or an angled edge are two of the most popular choices. The cost of installation may be higher for more ornate and/or complicated design styles.

5. Interested in premium upgrades?

In most cases, a basic sealer should be included in the cost of installation. However, other design choices may impact the total cost of your project. For instance, decorative concrete tends to be more expensive than standard concrete. Concrete curbing can be stamped to replicate the look of brick or stone. Stamped concrete is going to be more expensive than a basic broom finish. Landscape curbing can also be stained, dyed, or finished with a variety of different techniques.

Related: How Much Does Stamped Concrete Cost?

6. Will the concrete need reinforcing?

For commercial-grade curbing, your contractor may recommend reinforcing the concrete with rebar (or reinforcing steel bars). This will almost always increase the cost of installation. However, this won’t be a necessary step for most residential jobs.

7. A few more considerations

  • Straight lines may be a little easier (and cheaper) to install than curvy designs.

  • Custom outdoor lighting will increase the cost of landscape curbing installation.

  • If flooding is a problem in your yard, coming up with an adequate drainage solution may increase the cost of the job.

8. Is cleanup included?

Basic cleanup services should be included in the contractor's estimate. Make sure to get the details in writing to prevent confusion down the road.

9. Have you compared several quotes?

Getting multiple estimates is a good way to ensure that you are getting a fair price. It's always important to remember that the lowest bid is not always the best option.

10. Have you done your homework?

A few minutes of research can make a big difference when hiring a contractor. The cost should not be your only consideration when making a decision. You should always make sure your contractor is properly licensed and insured. When looking for a company, asking friends and family for a recommendation is always a good place to start. Online reviews are also a good resource. ProMatcher can also help you get free quotes from several local curbing companies.

Related: Curbing Installation Cost Report

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