Frequently Asked Questions
Edge Right is the only edging of its kind, so you are bound to have questions! Our edging does not just edge… it controls. By driving Edge Right deeper into the ground, you stop grass roots from growing under the edging.
Is this product too thick to curve or bend?
It can be curved. The COR-TEN steel is a lower carbon steel making it less rigid at this gauge/thickness. This is about the thickest material you can effectively curve.
How deep do grass roots/rhizomes go?
Depth can vary on your grass. Some of the most aggressive grass can dive 6″ deep in the soil. Most species stay in the first couple inches which is why we recommend burying Edge Right 4-6 inches deep. This ensures there will be nothing sneaking underneath!
Could I hit my sprinkler lines?
Sprinkler line depths can vary with climate, regulations, and installers. Edge Right is designed to be installed at 6-inches or less so it is typically not an issue. We recommend that you install with caution just to be sure.
What can I use to trim the material?
Edge Right can be cut with a metal cutting blade in most hand tools like hacksaws, reciprocating saw, angle grinder, etc. Our recommendation is to overlap the pieces to achieve your desired length, rather than cutting.
Can I use a rubber mallet to hammer in the edging?
A rubber mallet can be used to install Edge Right. However, the mallet has a lot of bounce when striking the material. We have found the best method is to use a steel hammer with a wood bump block positioned across the spine (imagine making a "T") of the edging.
Will Corten edging stain my concrete?
Corten metal, or weathering steel, undergoes a unique process as it rusts. Initially, when the steel is exposed to the atmosphere, it starts to oxidize and form a layer of rust on its surface. This rust may leach onto adjacent materials like concrete, causing staining during the early stages of the rusting process. However, as the oxidation continues, the rust layer changes and becomes more stable. This stable rust layer, also known as the 'patina,' adheres tightly to the surface of the metal and acts as a protective barrier. The patina prevents the underlying metal from further exposure to the elements, sealing the metal and reducing the chances of rust staining adjacent materials after it has formed.
It is important to note that the development of a stable patina depends on the environmental conditions, such as humidity, precipitation, and exposure to pollutants.
Can Edge Right be installed in rocky soil?
Rocks can impede the installation, but are typically not an issue. Large rocks may make hammering in difficult, it's best to remove them if hit during the installation. This being said, Edge Right is very durable and can be hammered through most anything given enough effort.
What is the difference in Corten steel and mild steel?
Corten steel, or A606 Type 4, and mild steel are both types of steel, but they differ significantly in composition, properties, uses, and cost. Corten steel contains a unique blend of copper, chromium, nickel, and phosphorus, which gives it its self-weathering properties and a superior resistance to atmospheric corrosion. This rust-like appearance and resilience make it suitable for outdoor applications, such as in architecture and marine transportation.
On the contrary, mild steel primarily consists of iron and carbon, typically in concentrations between 0.05% and 0.30%. This composition lends mild steel excellent malleability, ductility, and weldability, but it's less resistant to corrosion compared to Corten steel. Because of its versatility and affordability, mild steel is frequently used in general-purpose applications, like construction and machinery parts.
In terms of cost, Corten steel tends to be more expensive due to its special alloying elements and the complex manufacturing process required to endow it with its unique properties. Conversely, mild steel, a simple low-carbon steel, is typically less expensive and more readily available.
Can I stop this product from rusting?
The metal can be sealed with a clear coat to prevent rusting. Here are some of the most popular products for achieving this:
- Rust-Oleum Clear Ultra Cover
- Flood Floetrol (this is actually a paint additive but works fairly well on sealing metals)
- KBS Coatings
- ProtectaClear Coating
- Spraymax 2K
- Krylon CoverMaxx
Can I make this product rust faster?
Yes. The more wet the conditions, the faster the rusting process will occur. There are also some additives that can speed the patina. With proper research and protective equipment, white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and salt mixtures can help the metal rust faster.
Will the top portion of the barrier be damaged by weed eaters?
Weed eaters will not damage the steel. The only effect may be some scratching away of the newly formed surface rust.
Ordering / Shipping
What does shipping cost?
Our standard shipping (UPS Ground) is free to the continental United States. Shipping to other regions does cost extra and must be quoted. Please email us at email@example.com
Do you offer expedited shipping?
We ship UPS ground which arrives in 1-5 business days. (Sooner on East coast, longer on West Coast). We can quote air shipping options, but please be aware that due to the weight of our products, the cost of air shipping can often exceed the cost of the product. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.