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1) How much should I order?
2) What depth will I need for a particular product? How thick should a product be spread?
3) Do you deliver to my area of Winnipeg?
4) What type of soil mixture should I order?
5) I only need a small amount of soil / gravel. Do I have to order an entire truckload?
6) What type / size of decorative stone should I order?
7) I need "pea gravel". Is there another name for it?
8) When do you open for the season?
9) What hours are you open?
10) Can the product be unloaded exactly where I need it in my yard?
11) How much room do I need for the delivery truck to fit where I need the product unloaded?
12) What types of payment do you accept?
13) What is the difference between 2-way, 3-way, 4-way and 5-way soil mixtures?
14) What size of limestone should I use?
15) How much soil will my truck hold if I go pick it up?
16) How much gravel or sand will my truck hold if I go pick it up?

1) How much should I order?

The first thing you need to do is measure the desired area. Then you should determine what depth you will need, that is, how "thick" you want the product once it is spread? Not sure how thick you need the product, click here.

It is also important to consider compaction. Compaction is the amount your product will "settle" once you spread it and gravity and weather do their magic.

The Gauthier Soils Estimate Calculator can help you with this task.

For soil, the calculator will add 20% for compaction

For packing products such as limestone, it will add 10%

For decorative stone there is no compaction

Now you can plug in your numbers into the estimate calculator. Please click here


2) What depth will I need for a particular product? How thick should a product be spread?

On average, for a final layer of soil for seeding and sodding, 3 inches thick is a good depth.

For decorative stone, 3 inches is also the average thickness, otherwise you risk seeing underneath to the barrier.

Building up an area in your yard will require greater depth. You will have to determine how high you need to build up that area and then measure accordingly.

Please click here to go to the Gauthier Soils Estimate Calculator.


3) Do you deliver to my area of Winnipeg?

Gauthier Soils Ltd. delivers to 3/4 of the city of Winnipeg and many rural areas.

Some of the areas we deliver to are as follows, but not inclusive:

Winnipeg

  • St. Vital
  • River Park South
  • Southdale
  • Sage Creek
  • St. Boniface
  • Transcona
  • East Kildonan
  • North Kildonan
  • Lindenwoods
  • Tuxedo
  • River Heights
  • Fort Garry
  • Charleswood
  • St. James
  • St. Norbert

Rural

  • Birdshill
  • St. Adolphe
  • East St. Paul
  • Dugald
  • Dufresne
  • Landmark
  • Niverville
  • La Salle
  • Glenlea
  • Oakbank
  • Ste. Agathe
  • Headingly
  • Grande Pointe
  • Lorette
  • Ile Des Chenes
  • Oak Bluff

Please contact us at (204) 257-0270 for further information if your area of Winnipeg or rural area is not listed.


4) What type of soil mixture should I order?

a) I need soil for my garden and flowerbeds

There are a few options you could choose from to put in your garden and/or flowerbeds. Please click here for a list of our Soil Mixtures and a description of their uses.

b) I need to build up an area on my property

It sounds like you may need our 80/20 Soil Mixture or Screenings. Please click here for a list of our Soil Mixtures and a description of their uses. You may need a different soil mixture once the area is built up and you are looking to sod or seed.

c) I need to re-seed my lawn

There are a few options you could choose from to put on your lawn. Often times it is just a matter of preference. Please click here for a list of our Soil Mixtures and a description of their uses.


5) I only need a small amount of soil / gravel. Do I have to order an entire truckload?

No. For delivery, you may order as little as one yard of product. However, if you require 1/2 a yard of one product and 1/2 a yard of another, this is also something we can deliver.

If you require even less than this amount we also sell soil / gravel / sand by the bag. You may bring your own bags or use ours for an extra charge. The cost per bag will also decrease if you bag it yourself. Please call our sales representatives for current prices.


6) What type / size of decorative stone should I order?

Generally this is entirely your preference alone. However, keep in mind that some decorative stone are round and smooth, which make them easier to walk on. Other decorative stone are crushed and therefore have jagged edges.

Gauthier Soils has a variety of colors and sizes of decorative stone to choose from. Please click here to view our selection of Decorative Stone to view your options. Better yet, why not come down to see for yourself. Our sales representatives will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


7) I need "pea gravel". Is there another name for it?

1/2" Regular River Wash is also called Pea Gravel. Click here for a description of it's uses.


8) When do you open for the season?

Gauthier Soils usually opens for the season in late April. Please Contact Us in April as we will have a better idea of our specific opening date.


9) What hours are you open?

Please call us at (204) 257-0270 to confirm if we are open.

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 6 or 7 p.m. (depending on the month)

Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday (April - June 15th)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday (After June 15th)
Closed

The hours of operation may vary weather permitting. Please call to confirm.


10) Can the product be unloaded exactly where I need it in my yard?

At Gauthier Soils Ltd. we will treat your property as if it were our own. We also only hire experienced and courteous drivers. However, due to the size of standard delivery trucks and the size of some yards, this may be difficult. Our drivers will tell you prior to unloading if they can fit where you wish the soil / gravel / sand to be dumped. It is wise to have an alternative location in mind prior to their arrival. It is up to you to ensure that the area is clear to make way for our trucks.

Nevertheless, we must inform you that having our trucks unload directly in your yard is at your own risk. We will do all that we can to accommodate your needs and be responsible, however loaded trucks are quite heavy and could cause ruts in your lawn, imprints in unistone, and may crack patio/pathway stones.


11) How much room do I need for the delivery truck to fit where I need the product unloaded?

You will need at least 11 feet across to fit our entire truck into the area; this includes the mirrors. However, if you only require the box of the truck the make it through, then you will need only a 9 foot wide space.

Our drivers will tell you prior to unloading if they can fit where you wish the soil / gravel / sand to be dumped. Please note that it is up to you to ensure that the area is clear to make way for our trucks. It is also wise to have an alternative location in mind prior to our arrival, just in case.


12) What types of payment do you accept?

At Gauthier Soils, we accept cash or cheque only.


13) What is the difference between 2-way, 3-way, 4-way and 5-way soil mixtures?

Please click Soil Mixtures for descriptions and uses of each.


14) What size of limestone should I use?

Please click Limestone for descriptions and uses.


15) How much soil will my truck hold if I go pick it up?

A 1/4-ton = 1 yard

A short box 1/2-ton = 1 1/2 yards

A full size 1/2-ton = 2 yards


16) How much gravel or sand will my truck hold if I go pick it up?

A 1/4-ton truck = 1/2 yard

A 1/2-ton truck = 1 yard


Gauthier Soils Ltd.
700 Seniuk Road
Winnipeg, MB

For Pricing and Availability please call (204) 257-0270
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