How to Reinstall Bender Board in a Concrete Patio

What You'll Need
Bender boards
Course wood saw
Measuring tape
Metal edging
Stone, concrete or brick borders
Brick or cement pavers

Do you want to replace those worn out bender boards in your concrete patio? Bender boards are usually made of redwood, but due to environmental concerns, a more commercialized version is produced. Now bender boards are made from synthetic products or recycled plastic and are made to resemble a wood. Because these bender boards are made of synthetic products, they last longer and are less prone to cracks and chips. Bender boards are about ¼-inch thick and are easily bendable, which makes it easier to conform to tight curves and angles. Although Bender boards can be hard to find. However, it is still the most preferred choice of many because it is easy to handle. Bender boards usually come in long rolls. If your current bender boards need replacing, this step-by-step guide will help you along.

Step 1: Take Away Existing Boards

Remove existing bender boards. Make sure that no existing bender boards are left behind. You can use a hammer to easily pry the bender board.

Step 2: Get the Measurements of the Target Area

Measure the area where you want to put in the bender boards using the measuring tape. Take into account the curves if the areas where you want the bender boards are curved.

Step 3: Cut the Bender Boards

Cut the bender boards according to the measurements you took. You can use the course wood saw. If you don’t have a course wood saw, wood shops can do this for you with a limited amount of money. Although it requires additional expense, getting someone to do the measuring step for you will be more convenient and less time consuming for you. You just need to make sure that the measurements given to you by that person or shop you hired are correct.

Step 4: Install the Boards

Install the bender boards one at a time. Make sure you place each bender board carefully and accurately.

Step 5: Create an Even Edge

The bender board should sit above the soil line about ¾ inch. Use a landscaping spade to dig straight down to have an even edge to push the bender board against.

Step 6: Ensure that the Boards Stay in Place

Use the stakes or the staples that come with the bender boards to keep the boards in place.

Step 7: Fill the Spot

You can use mortar to fill the spot where the bender board can rest against.