Belgian Block Curbing, Any tips?

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by trader4, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. trader4

    trader4 Guest

    I'm going to get quotes on installing a few hundred feet of belgian
    block curb, most of it will be along an existing asphalt driveway.
    Location is NJ. Anyone that's had it done and has any tips to share,
    things to watch out for, consider, etc I'd appreciate hearing them.
     
    trader4, Aug 13, 2009
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    Smitty Two Guest

    I thought for sure you'd have replies by now. I guess none of know what
    Belgian Block Curbing is.
     
    Smitty Two, Aug 14, 2009
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    Han Guest

    At our previous home we had a walkway of ~12 feet from the sidewalk to
    the front steps. It was concrete with an edge of Belgian blocks that
    were about 4" square, sticking up about 2-3". If you have longer
    stretches, I would think that expansion joints every so often wouldn't
    hurt. Also, I would guess that de-icing salts would eventuallu be bad
    for the joints. Finally, if this is for a driveway, you might want
    support of some kind to prevent sideways pressure from moving the belgian
    blocks.

    As an aside, the Dutch term for these granite stones is "kinderhoofdjes",
    or chlidrens' heads. Us Dutch are known as gentle folks.

    :)
     
    Han, Aug 14, 2009
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