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Frequently Asked Questions

Dirt Cheep Enterprises Inc. provides answers to your frequently asked questions.

What are your hours of operations?

Weather permitting, we are able to load Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, but be sure to call ahead because sometimes, we're out delivering and there won’t be a person there to load. 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.

Can we pick up our products?

Yes, you can at our new site in Aldersyde when we are open. 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.

How far ahead of time should I place an order for products?

We don’t need much more than 1 to 2 days of notice to deliver your products unless it is a significantly large order.

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, debit, cheque, 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. Joey is always happy to help you figure that out as well.

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.

The responsibility and liability for Dirt Cheep Enterprises Inc. ends at the city curb. Customers instructing Dirt Cheep Enterprises Inc. trucks to go onto their property do so at the customer’s risk.

Dirt Cheep Enterprises Inc

Main phone for orders and general information:

403-703-SOIL (7645)

dirtcheep@abnet.ca

Aldersyde, AB

Directions to our New Aldersyde Yard —

From the north just head south on Highway 2 (not 2A) from the HWY 547 overpass near the A&W / PetroCan truck stop. After about 6km take Exit 202 off to the right towards the Auction Mart. Keep to the right until you get to the stop sign at the T-Intersection with the auction onyour left. Our site is to the right of you at that point, you can see all the concrete blocks that make our bins from that intersection. Our 

entrance is on the west side of the road just along the bend.


From the south take the westbound exit off Highway 2 towards the Auction Mart at 466 Ave E and head immediately right/north onto 111 St E. It will eventually curve around over the train tracks and come to a stop sign. Turn left at that stop sign and continue to the T-Intersection and stop sign. Our site is to the right of you at that point, turn right and our entrance is on the west side of the road just along the bend.

Hours

Monday - Friday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Saturday 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Sunday Closed

Open on Saturdays on long weekends

Service Area

The Foothills and surrounding areas: Okotoks, High River, Turner Valley, South Calgary, Black Diamond, Nanton, and Vulcan.

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