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Concrete Curbs & Gutters

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EARTHTEK Grading and Paving is a family-owned firm with over 15 years of experience specializing in top-quality concrete curb and gutter installation and repair in San Jose. We're committed to offering high standards of service, transforming properties through unmatched craftsmanship and a customer-centric approach.

Choosing EARTHTEK Grading and Paving means trusting a commercial concrete team with a rich background in delivering solutions for diverse project requirements. We take pride in the reputation we've built based on our expertise and the successful commercial projects we have completed. We serve the San Jose metro area with a deep understanding of the unique challenges and needs of the region. Our local knowledge enables us to cater solutions tailored to your property's terrain, architectural style and meet local building codes.

Concrete curbs and gutters installed in a new residential build out

Understanding the Importance of Concrete Curbs & Gutters

Concrete curbs play a vital role in defining and separating various areas of your property. They serve multiple purposes, including:

Safety and Traffic Control

Curbs help traffic flow, guiding vehicles and pedestrians along designated pathways and preventing unauthorized access to certain areas.

Stormwater Management

Well-designed curbs assist in directing rainwater runoff, preventing flooding and erosion, and protecting the integrity of your landscape.

Aesthetics and Landscaping

Concrete curbs add a finishing touch to your property's overall appearance, enhancing its visual appeal and contributing to a polished and professional landscape.

Maintain the Integrity of Asphalt

The concrete curbs help support the edges of your asphalt parking lot. Traffic on the edges of unsupported asphalt can cause the asphalt to crack or cause rutting.

Improve Parking Lot Maintenance

By containing trash and debris, curbs increase the efficiency of parking lot sweepers.

new mountable curbs

Installing Concrete Curbs & Gutters

At EARTHTEK Grading and Paving, we follow a meticulous and efficient process to ensure flawless concrete curb installations:

1. Assessment and Planning: Our experienced team begins by thoroughly assessing your property's layout and requirements. We consider traffic patterns, drainage needs, and architectural aesthetics to create a customized plan for your property.

2. Excavation and Base Preparation:  Once the layout is finalized, we prepare the installation site by excavating the necessary area and establishing a strong and stable base. A solid foundation is crucial for the longevity and durability of your new curbs.

3. Formwork & Reinforcing Steel: To shape the concrete curbs, we utilize high-quality formwork, which acts as a mold to create the desired curb dimensions and design. The formwork is braced and interlocked to hold the weight of the wet concrete. Rebar is used to add strength to the curbs.

4. Concrete Pouring & Finishing: With the formwork in place and the reinforcement set, we pour the concrete mixture into the forms. Our team of flatwork finishers finish the concrete curbs, ensuring clean edges, a consistent surface, and any necessary adjustments for optimal functionality and appearance.

5. Curing: We allow sufficient time for the concrete to cure properly after installation. We also take measures to protect the fresh curbs during the curing process, safeguarding them.

6: Backfilling: We will backfill the curb once the concrete has cured to provide strength and prevent displacement.

What are the different kinds of curbs?

Concrete curbs can be broadly categorized into barrier curbs and mountable curbs. The specific design of these curbs can vary greatly, influenced by regional tastes, intended uses, budget considerations and local building codes.

Barrier curbs

Barrier curbs, also referred to as straight curbs, mimic the design of the initial stone slabs utilized for curb construction. These kinds of curbs are designed to prevent vehicles from entering areas, whether it be a sidewalk, oncoming traffic or a median.

Mountable Curbs

Mountable curbs, also known as roll curbs, are characterized by their sloped surfaces, which allow vehicles to drive on them without causing harm to tires and wheels. An excellent example of a mountable curb is where driveway aprons meet public streets. Special requirements must be met if the curbs provide access to an ADA area. 

When it comes to concrete curb installation, EARTHTEK Grading and Paving brings unmatched expertise, quality materials, and a commitment to customer satisfaction. Whether you need curbs for your residential driveway, commercial parking lot, or municipal roadways, our team is ready to deliver reliable, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing solutions. Contact us today to discuss your project and discover the difference our concrete curb installation service can make for your property.

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