How do you edge a Belgian block?

Belgian Block Installation

  1. Secure a Chalk Line. Photo by Kolin Smith.
  2. Mark the Cut Line. Photo by Kolin Smith.
  3. Cut the Edges. Photo by Kolin Smith.
  4. Remove Excess Asphalt. Photo by Kolin Smith.
  5. Break Up Waste Prior to Disposal. Photo by Kolin Smith.
  6. Clean Up and Back-Cut the Rough Edges.
  7. Dig the Trench.
  8. Stake a Level Line.

How much does it cost to install Belgian block curbing?

Belgian Block Curbing for a Driveway (Based on 100 Linear foot of curbing): $1,800-$2,600. Drainage Installation: $2,500-$10,000.

What is the difference between Belgian block and cobblestone?

Belgian Blocks are rectangular or square whereas cobblestones are round. Cobblestones are typically pulled from river beds where the years have worn away the rough edges and created the soft edged cobblestones. In contrast Belgian Block were quarried and carry the shape and tool markings that come with that process.

How long does concrete curbing last?

fifteen to twenty years
Durability: Concrete curbing is extremely durable. It holds up well with the frost and can withstand a few bumps from the lawn mower. Longevity: Concrete curbing can last fifteen to twenty years. A simple coat of sealer every couple years can make it last a lifetime.

How big should a driveway apron be?

about eight to 15 feet
Driveway aprons vary in length from about eight to 15 feet (starting at the street and measuring toward the house). Since the apron is a part of the driveway, its width (side to side) is identical to the width of the rest of the driveway—most of the time you can’t tell where the apron starts and the driveway stops.

Why is it called Belgian block?

The term Belgian or Belgium Block has some historical connection to the 17th and 18th centuries when European ships set sail from ports such as Antwerp, in search of goods to trade. Large blocks of stone were used as ballast for ships that were too light.

What is Belgian block made of?

Belgian Blocks are solid granite, cubical-shaped cobblestones used in a variety of applications including paving and edging. These natural and durable blocks are sold in a variety of color and sizes and available by the full pallet or by the piece.

How to install Belgian block?

Secure a Chalk Line. The edges of an asphalt driveway need to be cut straight so that the blocks line up evenly against it.

  • Mark the Cut Line. Snap the chalk line between each secured point to leave a clear,straight mark to follow when cutting the asphalt.
  • Cut the Edges.
  • Remove Excess Asphalt.
  • Break Up Waste Prior to Disposal.
  • How much are Belgian blocks?

    Shown: 11x7x4 Belgian block stones, around $4 per block at stone yards. Overview of How To Install Belgian Block Driveway Edging Illustration by Gregory Nemec

    What is a Belgium Block?

    Belgium Block. Original Belgium Block (or Belgian Block) is a term used to describe a quarried stone, usually rectangular in shape and 5-7” deep. The original stone shape was truncated so the base measured a little less than the top surface area.