Frequently Asked Questions

Delivery

Trucks

Picking Up Material

Products

Flagstone / Slate

Delivery

 

Do you deliver?

   Yes, we deliver all of the products we sell. See the Location page for a list of areas served.

 

How do you price delivery?

   Delivery prices depend on what product, how much you would like to order, and where you are located. Our delivery prices for most products are pro-rated, meaning that the more you order the better price you will get. Please call or e-mail us with your project information and we would be happy to offer you a quote. See the Contact Us page for contact information.

 

How do I order?

   We take orders over the phone at 360-876-4701, or in person at our landscape supply yard: 1004 SE Spencer Ave, Port Orchard, WA 98367. You can also e-mail for initial setup and pricing, though we will need to speak to you in person before finalizing delivery.

 

Do you deliver on the weekends?

   We do deliver on Saturdays but remember to plan ahead. Saturdays are very busy and can fill up several days in advance. Try to call by Wednesday or Thursday to ensure an opening.

   We are not open on Sundays.

 

Do I need to be there for delivery?

   No, you do not need to be there if the driver is just dumping in one big pile. The dump location must be clearly marked, and payment arrangements must be made ahead of time. Be sure to let us know if you plan on not being there.

   When getting pallets or rockery rock delivered we do require that someone be on-site to verify the material and the placement location so that there is no confusion and the material is placed correctly.

 

How do I pay?

   You can give the driver cash or local check on-site at time of delivery, though the driver does not carry change. We can also take your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover when you place the order and send your receipt with the driver.

 

Can you spread the rock on my driveway?

   A 'tailgate spread' is when a driver is dumping rock out of the back of the truck while moving forward and using the chained tailgate to slow the flow of the rock. We spread as a courtesy, however we cannot guarantee these results since there are many factors that will affect the quality of a spread, including: driveway width, steep areas or inclines, overhanging limbs or wires, short areas and rock 'stickiness'. Please note that for best results you should gravel your driveway during the dry months.

 

Do you have a smaller truck?

   We do have a 5-yard dump truck. It is the same width as a full-size truck but is shorter which makes it a bit more maneuverable in tight situations. This truck is not able to spread rock.

Trucks

 

How much can your trucks haul?

   Our solo dump trucks can haul up to 10 yards of gravel or up to 15 yards of topsoil or bark. Truck and transfer units can haul up to 20 yards of rock, 25 yards of topsoil and 35 yards of bark.

 

How wide are your dump trucks?

   Our trucks are 8 to 10 feet wide. Though we do prefer a 12-foot wide opening. The minimum opening a truck may fit through is 10-feet, if they are not turning; the mirrors, however will stick out past ten feet.

 

Do overhead wires or branches interfere with dumping?

   Yes, overhead objects may cause the truck to not be able to spread or dump the material where you would like. It is wise to have an alternate dump location available in case your first-choice location is inaccessible. Do note that most street overhead wires, if hung to regulations, will be high enough that our trucks can drive under them without the box in the air.

 

What is a truck & transfer?

   The truck hauls a transfer-trailer. The driver unhooks the trailer and leaves it on a wide spot or empty lot near your house, but not on your property. The truck only comes onto your property and dumps the material. The truck then returns to the trailer and the trailer box slides off the wheels and inside of the empty truck box. The truck can then dump the second 'box' of material on your property. Filling up an entire truck and transfer is the most economical way to have product delivered. If you wish, you can mix-and-match by getting a different product in each box to save on trucking.

 

Can your trucks drive in muddy areas?

   We try to avoid driving into muddy or soft areas because of the possibility that the truck will sink, stick or tip over. If our truck does get stuck on your property due to soft or poorly compacted soil, then you may be liable for towing charges. We also prefer not to drive on lawns to avoid damage to your grass.

 

How Heavy is a truck? ...Truck and transfer?

   Every truck is slightly different, but our solo trucks average 25,000 pounds to 29,000 pounds when empty and up to 55,000 pounds to 62,000 pounds when fully loaded.

   Truck and transfers also vary, but average 41,000 to 44,500 pounds when empty, and up to 105,500 pounds when fully loaded.

Picking Up Material

 

Do you allow me to pick material up in my pickup?

   Yes! We are pickup friendly here in our yard. Feel free to come and get loaded or to simply look around. And if you have any questions, don't hesitate to stop in the office. We are here to help!

 

How does your pricing work?

   A majority of our products are priced by the ton. Your vehicle will be weighed empty, then again when loaded. You are billed only for the product you carry, though there are minimums that do apply.

 

Can I load material into may car? Or is it available by the bag?

   We do allow you to load material into your vehicle by yourself. We do have bags that you can purchase to fill if needed. However, the easiest method is typically buckets because they don't tip or need tying or taping for closing. We do not have buckets available here so you would need to bring your own. Shovels are available to borrow if needed.

 

How do you load my pickup truck?

   We generally load open-bed pickups and trailers with our John Deere 624H front-end loader with a one-yard bucket. The one-yard bucket is the optimal size for loading pickups, however you can load more or less than one yard of material. The loader has changeable buckets for varying products and sizes of vehicles. The bobcat is sometimes available with a half-yard or three-quarter-yard bucket or forks for loading specialty rock. Excavators are also available for larger rock, but a charge may apply for excavator-loading. Please ask a sales associate for more details if you are interested in putting man-rock in your pickup or trailer. Contact Us

Products

 

Do you take concrete, metal or asphalt for recycling?

   No, we only take natural, organic materials such as brush clippings, dirt, stumps and branches. Please call or e-mail for more information. Contact Us

 

Do you sell ecology blocks?

   No. We do sell smaller concrete blocks for retaining walls, as well as the large stone-finish faced Stoneterra blocks.

Flagstone

 

How much does a pallet of flagstone weigh?

   Each product and pallet will vary, but generally speaking a pallet will weigh approximately 1 1/2-2 tons (3,000 - 4,000 pounds).

 

When building a patio or pathway using flagstone, what should I lay beneath the stone?

   There are several different options. Commonly people will use 5/8" Minus Crushed Aggregate to pack down and create a solid base. Then on top of that will lay 1" of the Builders Sand to level and settle the stones in. Sometimes a 1/4" Minus Crushed Aggregate can be used as a one-step process for both packing down and settling the stones into. For more detailed instructions, check out our instructions here.

 

When building a patio or pathway using flagstone, what should I lay between the stones?

   There are many, many options to choose from. Most commonly used is a sand, or very finely crushed rock. However, if you are spacing your stones further apart you may use virtually any stone or material. Check out our Decorative Stones Category to pick out the rock that will perfectly complement your flagstone. You can even purchase "steppable" plants from your local nursery and bed them in topsoil or compost. These can be planted between the stones and actually thrive when stepped on. For a list of the most commonly used materials, click here.

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Delivery

 

Do you deliver?

   Yes, we deliver all of the products we sell. See the Location page for a list of areas served.

 

How do you price delivery?

   Delivery prices depend on what product, how much you would like to order, and where you are located. Our delivery prices for most products are pro-rated, meaning that the more you order the better price you will get. Please call or e-mail us with your project information and we would be happy to offer you a quote. See the Contact Us page for contact information.

 

How do I order?

   We take orders over the phone at 360-876-4701, or in person at our landscape supply yard: 1004 SE Spencer Ave, Port Orchard, WA 98367. You can also e-mail for initial setup and pricing, though we will need to speak to you in person before finalizing delivery.

 

Do you deliver on the weekends?

   We do deliver on Saturdays but remember to plan ahead. Saturdays are very busy and can fill up several days in advance. Try to call by Wednesday or Thursday to ensure an opening.

   We are not open on Sundays.

 

Do I need to be there for delivery?

   No, you do not need to be there if the driver is just dumping in one big pile. The dump location must be clearly marked, and payment arrangements must be made ahead of time. Be sure to let us know if you plan on not being there.

   When getting pallets or rockery rock delivered we do require that someone be on-site to verify the material and the placement location so that there is no confusion and the material is placed correctly.

 

How do I pay?

   You can give the driver cash or local check on-site at time of delivery, though the driver does not carry change. We can also take your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover when you place the order and send your receipt with the driver.

 

Can you spread the rock on my driveway?

   A 'tailgate spread' is when a driver is dumping rock out of the back of the truck while moving forward and using the chained tailgate to slow the flow of the rock. We spread as a courtesy, however we cannot guarantee these results since there are many factors that will affect the quality of a spread, including: driveway width, steep areas or inclines, overhanging limbs or wires, short areas and rock 'stickiness'. Please note that for best results you should gravel your driveway during the dry months.

 

Do you have a smaller truck?

   We do have a 5-yard dump truck. It is the same width as a full-size truck but is shorter which makes it a bit more maneuverable in tight situations. This truck is not able to spread rock.

Trucks

 

How much can your trucks haul?

   Our solo dump trucks can haul up to 10 yards of gravel or up to 15 yards of topsoil or bark. Truck and transfer units can haul up to 20 yards of rock, 25 yards of topsoil and 35 yards of bark.

 

How wide are your dump trucks?

   Our trucks are 8 to 10 feet wide. Though we do prefer a 12-foot wide opening. The minimum opening a truck may fit through is 10-feet, if they are not turning; the mirrors, however will stick out past ten feet.

 

Do overhead wires or branches interfere with dumping?

   Yes, overhead objects may cause the truck to not be able to spread or dump the material where you would like. It is wise to have an alternate dump location available in case your first-choice location is inaccessible. Do note that most street overhead wires, if hung to regulations, will be high enough that our trucks can drive under them without the box in the air.

 

What is a truck & transfer?

   The truck hauls a transfer-trailer. The driver unhooks the trailer and leaves it on a wide spot or empty lot near your house, but not on your property. The truck only comes onto your property and dumps the material. The truck then returns to the trailer and the trailer box slides off the wheels and inside of the empty truck box. The truck can then dump the second 'box' of material on your property. Filling up an entire truck and transfer is the most economical way to have product delivered. If you wish, you can mix-and-match by getting a different product in each box to save on trucking.

 

Can your trucks drive in muddy areas?

   We try to avoid driving into muddy or soft areas because of the possibility that the truck will sink, stick or tip over. If our truck does get stuck on your property due to soft or poorly compacted soil, then you may be liable for towing charges. We also prefer not to drive on lawns to avoid damage to your grass.

 

How Heavy is a truck? ...Truck and transfer?

   Every truck is slightly different, but our solo trucks average 25,000 pounds to 29,000 pounds when empty and up to 55,000 pounds to 62,000 pounds when fully loaded.

   Truck and transfers also vary, but average 41,000 to 44,500 pounds when empty, and up to 105,500 pounds when fully loaded.

Picking Up Material

 

Do you allow me to pick material up in my pickup?

   Yes! We are pickup friendly here in our yard. Feel free to come and get loaded or to simply look around. And if you have any questions, don't hesitate to stop in the office. We are here to help!

 

How does your pricing work?

   A majority of our products are priced by the ton. Your vehicle will be weighed empty, then again when loaded. You are billed only for the product you carry, though there are minimums that do apply.

 

Can I load material into may car? Or is it available by the bag?

   We do allow you to load material into your vehicle by yourself. We do have bags that you can purchase to fill if needed. However, the easiest method is typically buckets because they don't tip or need tying or taping for closing. We do not have buckets available here so you would need to bring your own. Shovels are available to borrow if needed.

 

How do you load my pickup truck?

   We generally load open-bed pickups and trailers with our John Deere 624H front-end loader with a one-yard bucket. The one-yard bucket is the optimal size for loading pickups, however you can load more or less than one yard of material. The loader has changeable buckets for varying products and sizes of vehicles. The bobcat is sometimes available with a half-yard or three-quarter-yard bucket or forks for loading specialty rock. Excavators are also available for larger rock, but a charge may apply for excavator-loading. Please ask a sales associate for more details if you are interested in putting man-rock in your pickup or trailer. Contact Us

Products

 

Do you take concrete, metal or asphalt for recycling?

   No, we only take natural, organic materials such as brush clippings, dirt, stumps and branches. Please call or e-mail for more information. Contact Us

 

Do you sell ecology blocks?

   No. We do sell smaller concrete blocks for retaining walls, as well as the large stone-finish faced Stoneterra blocks.

 

Flagstone

 

How much does a pallet of flagstone weigh?

   Each product and pallet will vary, but generally speaking a pallet will weigh approximately 1 1/2-2 tons (3,000 - 4,000 pounds).

 

When building a patio or pathway using flagstone, what should I lay beneath the stone?

   There are several different options. Commonly people will use 5/8" Minus Crushed Aggregate to pack down and create a solid base. Then on top of that will lay 1" of the Builders Sand to level and settle the stones in. Sometimes a 1/4" Minus Crushed Aggregate can be used as a one-step process for both packing down and settling the stones into. For more detailed instructions, check out our instructions here.

 

When building a patio or pathway using flagstone, what should I lay between the stones?

   There are many, many options to choose from. Most commonly used is a sand, or very finely crushed rock. However, if you are spacing your stones further apart you may use virtually any stone or material. Check out our Decorative Stones Category to pick out the rock that will perfectly complement your flagstone. You can even purchase "steppable" plants from your local nursery and bed them in topsoil or compost. These can be planted between the stones and actually thrive when stepped on. For a list of the most commonly used materials, click here.