Comox Valley Curb Appeal adds value

Comox Valley Curb Appeal is a new business that saves homeowners time, and beautifies and increases property values.

Chris Lamont is the owner of Comox Valley Curb Appeal.

Usually gardeners and construction workers are good with their hands and have an eye for details. Most likely too, they want things to be appealing and last a long time. This is what former gardener and construction worker, Chris Lamont, brings to his business.

Comox Valley Curb Appeal is a new business that saves homeowners time, and beautifies and increases property values. Lamont, owner and operator, specializes in continuous concrete landscape edging, a specialized technique of contouring garden beds and separating it from grass. In fact, he can make curbing mimic scores of different rock impressions such as slate, travertine, cobble, brick and, new for 2015, Belgium block. He can even make concrete resemble wood. Many of these styles will be featured in his booth at the upcoming Home Show.

Curbing is usually matched with the colour scheme of a house’s cultured stone or other accents. With more than 40 base colours and scores of accent colours, and six different curb shapes and styles to choose from, the combinations are endless.

“Decorative curbing is to the garden as a picture frame is to a beautiful painting,” Lamont said.

Most jobs are completed within a day or two. Mobile equipment is small enough to fit through any gate. The concrete is mixed in a specially-designed trailer so there are no large trucks on site.

There are many benefits to decorative concrete curbing. Never again will a homeowner have trouble navigating a lawn mower around perennial borders, the tell-tale of the dreaded crop-circle where the mower’s tire falls into the bed. Just ride the mower on the edging and string-trimming is virtually eliminated. The grass is halted from creeping into the bed. Mulch or decorative stones are retained in the bed and not in the lawn — ideal for keeping that tidy garden look most homeowners strive for.

And it will last a lifetime — another advantage concrete curbing has over wood ties, plastic or metal edging.

Comox Valley Curb Appeal uses local business’ to supply materials, hires local employees, and serves only the residents of the Comox Valley.

“I have lived here since 1975, raised my children here and have no plans of moving, ever,” Lamont said.

Contact him at 250-650-4187 or comoxvalleycurbappeal@gmail.com.

For more information visit www.comoxvalleycurbappeal.com.

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