As a hardscape designer, installer, and business owner, with 26 years of experience in the business I really saw a great need for change. For many years I asked myself many, many times.... is this plastic stuff (spiked edging) really all that is offered for paver edging. For 14 years I used plastic edging because quite frankly, there were no other options. And believe me when I tell you I’ve used every brand of paver edging on the market. But I was never satisfied. All of our hard work, from preparing the perfect base, the sand, laying the pavers, cutting, and now to install what could quite possibly be one of the most important elements and the future integrity of the project, the EDGING.
From day one dirt, grass or mulch, whichever is used to border your patio works its way between the pavers causing the edging to eventually fail. With a wet fall and a heavy freeze the edging and spikes lift, then come spring they don't settle back down...FAIL! That's when the real trouble begins. As the edging lifts off the limestone base, the sand erodes “out” and in some cases the soil or mulch erodes “in” (under your pavers)...FAIL! All this leads to settled edges, lifted edges, edge separation, and ultimately paver field separation, shifting, and more FAILURES!