Tack on curb is widely used due to its low cost and its quick installation time. This type of curb is used in a variety of locations, but the two most common are parking lots and landscape features. Both take abuse from vehicles and equipment such as cars and trucks to push and riding mowers. Oh yeah, don’t forget the skateboarders.
The above pictured curb sits in the parking lot directly in front of the entryway to the sales office of an apartment complex. It is important to have this damage repaired as soon as possible not only for aesthetics, but for liability reasons as well.
The before picture shows the trailing end of the curb has been broken off and separated from the main run of curb. Also the very tip or end of the curb is altogether missing as you can see. The after picture shows the curb back in place and the tip replaced. The total repair took less than ½ hour and this after picture was taken 4 months after the repair was made. You can see that the curb has been hit after the repair was made.
To make the repair, a grinder was utilized to cut several groves ( like biscuits in woodworking) into the asphalt where the tail end piece would be placed. This was done to give the curb additional strength to fight off the pressures of being hit by a vehicle. flexKRETE was mixed with sand and fumed aggregate to a doughy consistency and used just like mortar. The flexKRETE was packed down into the groves in the asphalt and spread evenly over the entire underside of the broken section of curb, as well as its joining end. The “chunk” of curb was then pushed back into place and the flexKRETE was allowed to cure.
Remember, “Fix It with flexKRETE and Forget About It.”
Best of Success,