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.

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.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Two vehicles collided Wednesday morning north of Courtenay on the Old Island Highway. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Two-car MVA north of Courtenay

Accident took place after 7 a.m. on the Old Island Highway

COVID cases in the Bella Coola Valley have dropped to just four active cases (file photo)
Comox Valley COVID spike the result of ‘a series of multiple social gatherings’

North Island Medical Health Officer Dr. Charmaine Enns says the recent spike… Continue reading

FILE – A COVID-19 vaccine being prepared. (Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing)
B.C. seniors 80 years and older to get COVID vaccine details over next 2 weeks: Henry

Province is expanding vaccine workforce as officials ramp up age-based rollout

A 19-year-old man is in police custody following a recent violent robbery and assault in Comox . (File photo)
Arrest made in violent robbery and assault of Comox gas station employee

A 19-year old man is in police custody following a recent violent… Continue reading

An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Fisheries and Oceans Canada fish-health audit at a farm near Campbell River, B.C. in 2018. The BC Salmon Farmers Association is asking Ottawa for renewed discussions with stakeholders and First Nations to allow for an equitable agreement on the government-ordered departure from the Discovery Islands. (Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward photo)
B.C. salmon farmers request more time to leave Discovery Islands

DFO’s current deadline will lead to the cull of 10.7-million young fish

Kevin Haughton is the founder/technologist of Courtenay-based Clearflo Solutions. Scott Stanfield photo
Comox Valley entrepreneur develops clean drinking water system

‘We will use our privilege to help those less fortunate.’ It’s a… Continue reading

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The 2021 YANA Big Love Benefit will be a live-streamed event, including an online auction. Photo by McKinnon Photography
COVID restrictions force changes to YANA Big Love Benefit

Ongoing provincially-imposed COVID-19 restrictions have forced a late change in YANA’s largest… Continue reading

Vancouver Canucks left wing Antoine Roussel (26) tries to get a shot past Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith (41) during second period NHL action in Vancouver, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canucks cough up 3-0 lead, fall 4-3 to visiting Edmonton Oilers

Vancouver falls to 8-13-2 on the NHL season

Jessica McCallum-Miller receives her signed oath of office from city chief administrative officer Heather Avison on Nov. 5, 2018 after being elected to Terrace City Council. McCallum-Miller resigned on Feb. 22, 2021, saying she felt unsupported and unheard by council. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Terrace’s 1st Indigenous councillor resigns citing ‘systemic and internalized racism,’ sexism

McCallum-Miller said in a Facebook post she felt unheard and unsupported by council

Temporary changes to allow for wholesale pricing for the hospitality industry were implemented June 2020 and set to expire March 31.	(Pixabay photo)
Pubs, restaurants to pay wholesale prices on liquor permanently in COVID-recovery

Pre-pandemic, restaurateurs and tourism operators paid full retail price on most liquor purchases

Wade Dyck with Luna, a dog who went missing near the Chasm for 17 days following a rollover on Feb. 5. (Photo submitted).
Dog missing for 17 days through cold snap reunited with owner in northern B.C.

Family ecstatic to have the Pyrenees-Shepherd cross back home.

Quesnel RCMP confirmed they are investigating a residential break-in at a home on the Barkerville Highway. (File image)
Thieves make off with $300K in Cariboo miner’s retirement gold

Tim Klemen is offering a reward for the return of his gold

Most Read