From start to finish, how long does a project take to complete?

How long it takes to finish depends on the size, complexity, and location of the project. We must take into account whether your property has machine access, whether we need to pull out previous landscaping, etc.

In phase one of our approach and after you’ve used our interlocking calculator, we will send a Project Manager to look at your project in detail. Once we have the information, we will provide you with a specific timeline. This timeline becomes part of our written agreement so there are no surprises.

What base do you use to prevent shifting?

The only way to prevent shifting and cracking is to pay special attention to your base. Our crew specializes in preparing your base.

For concrete, we use ¾ crushed concrete, watered down and compacted.

For interlocking stone, we use majority ¾ crushed gravel with a top layer of lime stone screening for levelling.

There’s lots more involved, of course, but the rest comes down to your property.

What is the difference between brick sand and polymeric sand?

Polymeric sand ensures less shifting, less weeds, and less water washout than brick sand.

Unlike brick sand, it has an adhesive quality. When properly used, this stops the seepage of water below the bricks. A dryer base is less susceptible to shifting or settling under heavy traffic and loads.

Although it costs more than brick sand, polymeric sand keeps your interlocking stone project looking great for years to come.

What happens if I have a shifted stone or warranty issue?

While these kinds of issues are rare (we do everything we can upfront to prevent them) there is the odd time when a stone will shift. This usually occurs within the first year. All you need to do is pick up the phone. At Green Side Up Contracting Inc., we’re committed to you and your project. We believe on protecting your investment

“Delivering excellence all starts with detailed and agreed upon professional design”

Jay Saveall
President, Green Side Up Contracting