Fencing (Residential) Questions
How do you set your fence posts?
We auger down 3-4 feet, and then we pack the hole with 3/4 down dirty and set with water. This acts as a cement however we wont see frost heaving like we would using quik-crete. Once this is done we then pack it with various types of equipment
How tall can my fencing be?
The maximum height for a Backyard is 6’6”, Front yard is 4 ft, however, we usually are asked for 4, 5, or 6 ft tall fences, with 5 ft being the average height.
How do locates & call before you dig work?
Total Yardworks will apply for all appropriate locates prior to commencing your project
Is there any recommended maintenance we can do?
We recommend staining 1-2 years after installation to give time for the lumber to shrink before applying a treatment. Pressure washing your fence is great way to combat mildew, dirt, and organic materials
Deck & Porch Questions
Do I have to stain my wooden deck?
Wooden Decks will always need a little extra love and care we recommend staining your wooden deck every 1-2 years after installation. If properly maintained and kept clean you should expect your deck to last 10+ years.
How do I care for my composite deck?
Regular cleaning is as easy as warm, soapy water and a soft bristled brush. For a more thorough cleaning, a jet wash vs a pressure washer is best as it uses heat, with a maximum of 3100 PSI being recommended. Please note, when cleaning do not use corrosive agents such as bleach on composite decking. .
What are the differences between composite and wooden decks?
A wood deck is made out of lumber where a composite deck is built with lumber, then its is waterproofed and finally the composite boarding is installed.
Landscape Services Questions
How do I maintain my sod?
You want to make sure your Sod is constantly moist for 2-4 weeks after installation. During this 2 week period you should avoid cutting your new Sod. Once you begin cutting your Sod, cut higher than normal to protect it from the harmful UV rays.
What is difference between hard and softscaping
Hardscaping is just as it sounds anything hard, these are components in your yard that are solid (non- organic) and do not change. Softscaping is any natural element in your yard, it is typically done after the Hardscaping and adds that final touch you didn’t know was missing
What is the difference between peat and mineral sod?
Peat Sod is pillowy to walk on, it turns a very deep lush green and is best for low to medium trafficked areas. Peat Sod is our most cost effective grass option.
Mineral Sod is typically 2-3 times heavier than a piece of Peat Sod, it is drought resistant and turns a lighter shade of green. Mineral Sod is perfect for heavily trafficked areas, and a beneficial option for families with four-legged family members. Mineral Sod is our mid-range grass option.
Ask Your Own Question
Refering to the type and size of our fence post options, our 6×6 post is our biggest option. 4×4 builds are 2 inches smaller and hybrid metal post fencing uses a galvanized metal post. Ask one of our friendly staff how we hade the steel post to make it look as though it’s made with wooden posts.
It’s the customers responsibility to highlight and make the company aware of any unique underground features like after market sprinkler systems. Work with Total Yard Works to make sure all underground systems and implementations are not disturbed as the company will not be held liable for damages to things not disclosed.
Total Yard Works designs and builds your gates and doors at request. Typically we offer the following common options. Single man gates, oversized single swing gates, slide and rollout gates, and double swing gates. Call us today to discuss and wooden fence gate options or customizations you are looking for.
No setting chain link posts in cement is not a necessity nor is it particularly the best option in the harsh Winnipeg climate. Total Yard Works sets chain link posts by driving them into the ground at a minimum predetermined depth to ensure the integrity of the build
In Winnipeg chain link fence construction, the word terminal or term post is referring to posts at the end of a line or upon which a gate / door is attached. They are typically larger than the in between ‘line posts’ to provide better build integrity and stability.
Yes our chain link fencing options are our most affordable offering a significant savings over our wooden fence and ornamental fence build design options. Total Yard Works works hard to offer our Winnipeg customers the most cost effective options and prices within all of our departments.
The short answer is that while not necessary to use the larger terminal end post options, doing so will help overall build integrity and durability helping to prevent future maintenance costs and making sure your fencing stands the test of time and Winnipeg winters more effectively.