Frequently Asked Questions By Our Clients
What kind of gravel do I need?
There are many types of gravel and each has its place for a specific job. Some materials are used to fill areas and bring up grades while others are suited more for landscaping purposes or final grades. Call our office to talk to one of our experts on what will work best for you!
How much material do I need?
To determine how much material you will need, multiply the length (L) of the area to cover, by the width (W), times the desired depth (using the table below). Then, divide the result by 27 for total cubic yards. Depth of material: 1 inch=.083 4 inches=.333 2 inches=.166 5 inches=.417 3 inches=.25 6 inches=.50 Example: 50ft X 80ft = 4000sq/ft X 4 inches deep (.333)= 1332 divided by 27= 49.3 cubic yards
How often should I mow my lawn?
We suggest a weekly mow. Part of what we love about Alaska is the great amount of sunlight in the summer. For lawns this translates into lots of growth and a need to be constantly maintained. This will keep your grass healthier and looking fresh.
Why does it look like my driveway is heaving up and down?
Many driveways in Anchorage have been constructed on poor soil such as peat and clay. This material often hold water and is suspect to freezing, therefore causing expansion and contraction which can move you driveway up and down. There are a few different ways to combating this problem, but what we prefer is to replace the clay with a solid non frost susceptible (NSF) material and compacting it in lifts to ensure a firm sub grade. Every job is different so call the office to schedule a free estimate.
When will you plow my driveway or parking lot?
Generally speaking we begin plowing at 2 inches of accumulation. We can adjust this number to your property if you need it plowed with less snow. We plow commercial properties and business during the night to provide safe surfaces for clients and patrons by the time business hours being. For residences, we plow during the day to while most of our clients are at work. Again, every job is different and can call for special services, so we would be happy to give you a free estimate and suggest how a snow removal plan can be put together for you.