Dirt Cheep Enterprises Inc. provides answers to your frequently asked questions.
What are your hours of operations?
At the Aldersyde yard - weather permitting, we are able to load Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. On Saturdays, we are available from 9 AM until 3 PM. You can call Joey at 403-703-SOIL (7645) from Monday to Saturday, 8 AM to 8 PM, to place orders and get information. We are completely closed on Sundays and all long weekends. Please contact us regarding our yard site.
Is your soil weed free?
The only way to sterilize soil is to bake it above 140F. We are unable to do that with the quantities that we are dealing with. If you require sterilized soil, it can be purchased at Garden Centres in bags.
How many yards will your trucks hold?
A full tandem load is approximately 12-13 yards depending on the product. In some cases, we are able to bring a trailer called a pup with that much product as well. Joey will be able to help you determine if that is feasible.
HOW MUCH FOR DELIVERY & Can we pick up our products?
Delivery varies so it's a bit tough to list on the website. In general delivery is between $70 - $150 for areas close to us. However we can deliver anywhere but we will need to get information from you regarding your location so give us a call. As for picking up - yes, you can at our new site in Aldersyde when we are open. No need to make an appointment - we will work as diligently as possible to get you loaded! See the "Contact Us" page for directions.
How big is a cubic yard?
A yard is a volume measurement, not a weight measurement. It is the amount of product that fits into a space that is 1 yard x 1 yard x 1 yard. The back of the average 1/2 ton pickup truck holds around 1 1/2 to 2 yards.
What sort of weather will shut you down?
Severe wind and/or lots of rain can shut us down for products from our pile. However, sometimes we are able to deliver gravel on rainy days. Please just call if you’re not sure.
What is the best way to place an order for products?
Give us a call at 403-703-SOIL (7645). If you don’t get through, please leave us a message, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, cheque, etransfer and cash.
How do I figure out how much product I need?
Break out your high school math notes! A great place to start is on the volume calculator that will help you to determine how much product you need. Then, you can visit our products page to check the pricing.
What are road bans?
Road bans are weight restrictions that the MD puts on the roads in the spring as the frost is coming out of the ground. If you live outside of town, just watch for a sign that has a dump truck on it somewhere along your road. If there is a ban, it will have another smaller sign underneath with a percentage marked. Most commonly, you will see 90% and 75%. The MD determines when those bans can be removed. There are serious fines for overloading the roads so we are generally aware of the road bans.
Will I need to be at home when my delivery arrives?
We always prefer to arrange delivery at a time when you will be home, however we are certainly able to dump on a spot that you have marked out or described to us. We can take a credit card over the phone and email you the receipt.
Still looking for an answer not covered here? Just give us a call and one of our friendly staff members will be glad to help you.