Frequently Asked Questions
What will you charge me?
Most of our work is billed at a quoted price. Aggregate deliveries such as sand, gravel and topsoil are billed depending on the delivery amount. We are extremely competitive in our pricing and have the right equipment to get the job done. Call us or fill out the contact form for a quote.
What types of sand and gravel to you supply?
We supply mainly gravel that is comprised of multiple sized crushed stone from 3/4 inch down to small particulates. This packs well for foundation bases, driveways and parking lots, septic systems and general landscaping. Our sand is perfect for drainage applications and we also mix it with our own manure to produce superior topsoil.
Why is topsoil important?
Topsoil is the upper, outermost layer of soil, usually the top 2 inches to 8 inches. It has the highest concentration of organic matter and microorganisms and is where most of the Earth’s biological soil activity occurs. After land clearing or excavation, many natural soils are not suited for lawn growth. Clay and rock soils are common in our region. Adding a few inches of top soil will give your new space the proper nutrition to flourish.
I can rent equipment to excavate, why not do it myself?
There are outfits that will rent equipment to excavate, this is true. With our years of experience and multiple pieces of heavy equipment, we know you will find our services will save you money, complete the project in a timely manner and without very costly mistakes.
We recently quoted a project to dig out an area next to a house for an addition. Our all inclusive price, including the machine, delivery and pickup, operator and diesel fuel came in less than the piece of equipment alone! The homeowner could not believe he would save money and not have to spend his whole day digging.
What is a cord of wood?
A cord is the amount of wood that, “ranked and well stowed” (arranged so pieces are aligned, parallel, touching and compact), occupies a volume of 128 cubic feet. This corresponds to a well stacked woodpile 4 feet (122 cm) high, 8 feet (244 cm) long, and 4 feet.
What is the difference between hardwood and softwood?
Hardwoods have a more complex structure than softwoods. The dominant feature separating “hardwoods” from softwoods is the presence of pores or vessels. As their name suggests, the wood from these trees is generally harder than softwoods. Hardwoods are produced by trees that reproduce by flowers, and have broad leaves. Many species are deciduous. Those of temperate regions lose their leaves every autumn as temperatures fall and are dormant in the winter. This makes the denser hardwoods such as oak, cherry, yellow birch and ash more suited for home heating, camp fires, cooking fires, and smoking meat as they tend to burn hotter and longer than softwoods such as pine or cedar.