STEP 1 Place two edges flat on the ground STEP 2 Join the edges with the join set • Insert join bracket under the top lip • Break off a wedge and slider, insert slider in the edge slot, insert wedge into the slide. STEP 3 Set edges upright and curve slightly to keep them upright; repeat step 2 for all edges STEP 4 Position and shape edges using the twisted nails to hold the shape
Tip 1: In soft sandy soils, a little quick set concrete around the nails makes a huge difference. Tip 2: Making straight lines is much harder than sweeping curves, consider your design before you start!
RIGHT ANGLE CORNER If you want to make a right angle corner, score a line down the back of the edge and cut a sufficient opening in the double folded lip. Bend and force it by hand; bend it a little too far then bend it back. Placing a block of wood close to the fold improves the result. You can use a rubber mallet to tap the edge in a perfect square corner.
We offer bracing sets for our 400mm and 560mm tall edges. These sets are designed to reduce installation time and create stronger better results than the traditional post-in-concrete method.
NOTE: Bracing is NOT always required and is sold separately.
• Adjustable with a turnbuckle, create the perfect vertical!
• All parts are made from galvanized steel
• 46 cm heavy duty anchor
REQUIRED QUANTITY: 1. Straight lines – 3 braces per edge 2. ALWAYS brace an open end, one brace on each end 3. When making curves:
Radius less than 2m, no bracing required
Radius less than 4m and larger than 2m: 2 braces per edge
Radius more then 4m: 3 braces per edge
1 brace per inversion if NOT near a join
2 braces per inversion if near a join
ABOUT THE BRACE The brace does not have to angle down, it can be mounted horizontally as well in case you install the edge on an existing slope. In fact, a horizontal brace is stronger than an angled brace.
IMPORTANT Straightcurve retaining edges are NOT suited for structural load bearing of objects nearby (eg houses).