FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does a patio cost?
This is a difficult question to answer as we must take into account many factors to determine an exact price point. The cost per square foot varies between $24 and $60 per square foot. We must take into account the amount of excavation required, accessibility, soil type, and customized designs to name a few. Our landscape professionals understand that no single landscaping project is the exact same and thus the material and labour requirements may differ.
What is less expensive? Pavers or slabs?
Generally speaking, slabs are less expensive to have installed on a per square foot basis. That being said, when we complete custom landscape designs for clients, the price can increase based on the amount of customization required for the project. This is often seen in the case of blending slabs together as it takes our crew substantially more time to custom cut patio slabs using our concrete saws.
Can I use any Barkman slabs for a driveway?
No, we must select slabs or pavers that are rated for this application. Contact us today to see which slabs you can have installed at your property.
How thick does a patio base have to be?
The thickness of your base is determined based on many factors. Generally speaking, for patios and walkways you would want to have a base of 3/4" down limestone that is at a minimum of six inches thick. A bedding layer of concrete sand will then be placed on top of this to minimize shifting as a result of seasonal changes due to our freeze-thaw climate in Winnipeg.
Are all softscape materials priced the same?
No, all softscape materials vary in price. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to get an estimate for the softscape material that you are looking to incorporate in your landscaping project.
How much does sod cost to install?
We charge approximately $1.32 per square foot to install sod when no additional materials or service are required. Additional charges will apply in the case that additional excavation, grading, or soil is required for the landscaping project.
How much does it cost for a landscape design?
We charge a flat fee of $300 for landscape designs under one acre. We will provide two 3-dimensional computerized landscaping designs along with one more after we have received your input on the previously sent designs.
This fee will be rebated for clients that have us complete their landscaping project.
Do I require a down payment for my landscaping project?
Yes, we require a 30 percent non-refundable down payment at the time of signing the contract. Following this payment, once our crew arrives on site we require an additional 30 percent before any work is to begin. The remaining 40 percent will be required at the completion of the landscaping project.
Are you insured?
Yes, we have 2,000,000 of general liability coverage. This will make sure that you are covered in the case that an unforeseen accident occurs on your property.
Are your employees insured?
Yes, all of our employees are covered under the workers' compensation board of Manitoba.