5 Ton = 1 full truck load ( Ford F550 Dump Truck or Dodge Ram 5500 Dump Truck.)
= Actual Material Volume will vary due to moisture content and material Type.

Triple mix for garden beds $300+tx / 5 ton Delivered.
Screened topsoil $250+tx / 5 ton Delivered.
Screened Sand – $200+tx / 5 ton Delivered.
Electrical Trench Inspected Sand – $320+tx/ 5 ton Delivered.
Screened Compost fish/cow Compost) $450+tx / 5 ton Delivered.
Additional Lime/ Fertilizer 5-gallon bucket mix $35+tx
#1 Premium Grass Seed = $300+tx /4 ft tall Big Bag 4 types available
5 tons of Clearstone/ClassA or B Gravel = $250+tx /load delivered 5-ton
Crusher Dust = $320+tx / 5 ton Delivered.
Peastone crushed or playground quality = $330+tx / 5 ton Delivered.

Armor stone / Wall rock / Patio Stone etc let us know, we will price it!
Round Trip Heavy Equipment Delivery = $250+tx Local
Excavator 6 ton = $130+tx / Hr
3 – Ton Excavator = $110+tx / hr
Dump Truck $130+tx/hr + dump fee pending material Hauled off site
Skid Steer / Bobcat $130+tx / hr
4wheeler + Drag unit +roller = $70+tx/hr + Round Trip Delivery = $250+tx Local
150 lb Walk Behind Gas Compactor = $100+tx /day + delivery
600 lb Walk Behind Diesel Compactor = $350+tx /day + delivery
Surveying gear / Laser Level = $100+tx /day on site

Helical piles

2-7⁄8” and 10 ft long and the 3.5” diameter piles and 10 ft long Available We have U Style Caps made for standard 6×6” or Laminated Beam Prices vary Pending how many piles are needed per job.

Please contact us for more information , we can offer lower prices when we receive more work on site, such as building the deck or structure on the piles. Most of the costs are associated with travel, so if we can work several days on site we can offer a more competitive pricing.

Please contact us with pictures, a sketch or building plan, Civic address or PID, and a scope of work so we can offer you the best solutions and prices. We offer Designing and engineering please contact us, we can help!

12 “ Auger for Drilling holes also available @ $200 / hr on the Excavator
Please note auger works best in Clay or dense soils // Gravel or sand or rocks tend
to cave in and take more time, we can also use the excavator to dig holes with the bucket as needed.

Grass Sod Installed locally , is $5 – $6.50+tx / Sq ft installed properly. The price can
change pending if there are hills, rocky or soft sub soil, poor access to the area for
machines, damage to existing grass from machines traveling to the work area. ( Watering/ Mowing not included )

Please contact us with pictures, Civic address or PID, and a scope of work so we can offer you the best solutions and prices.


Choose your product, then scroll down, hit “specifications” for more details. Contact us with the product name and we can provide you with a price with delivery .

Estimates – *Final Hourly cost +tax. Reported daily, Paid Weekly.
Quotes –Fixed Price , with Optional Change order requests.

Quotes over $10k =50% deposit to lock in price / get on the schedule , 25% at the halfway mark , 25% upon completion.

Registered with Workers compensation and $5 Million Insurance Coverage Please contact us for Estimate/Quote Terms and conditions.

Please contact us for Project management, Subcontracting, RFQ Tenders.

What to expect when you hire AKL – Our Process

We often speak to people remotely to design and install projects around Cape Breton Island, Mostly on the west coast/ center of the island. Our first meeting will cover the intention behind the space. We’ll create a “Concept Plan” to work toward. This includes rough measurements, scope of work, overall budgeting, and deciding on Estimates vs Quotes.
We are available to also contact you weekly to discuss hourly estimates, job progress, updates, changes and material receipts will be provided. We believe in complete transparency and work with you to save money and time when possible.

The Design Process : This may include Topographic surveys, Drone Pictures, Dimension planning, Updated Scope of work, Materials list and 2D/3D images of the project. At this point we will issue a Quote or Estimate with final scope of work, Material lists, Permit Requests, Underground locate requests, and present you with a contract to sign, with a payment schedule and schedule the job.

We offer most of our services in house, but we also have a wide network of subcontractors, engineers, designers, electricians, plumbers that we can put you in contact with , or organize for you as a general contractor for larger projects.

Call today , we can help find the perfect material options for your project at the AKL Material Supply Yard, and our supplier Shaw Brick.

Commonly Asked Questions

Q: How much do your projects typically cost?

A: -Small jobs can range from $3k – $10k+ for gardens , small walls, steps, benches , Inlays. Pool Decks could start around $30k, most of our projects are in the $60k -$100k range for an outdoor living space with hardscaping , softscaping , Carpentry.

We specialize in full outdoor living spaces from the deck, patio, landscaping, Hardscaping, fire pits, seating, pergola, lighting, helical pile foundations. As a design/ build focused company, we try to offer the complete package. During winter months, we prefer to work indoors on flooring, trim, Stairs, Fireplace Surround , Drywall, Caulking, Fixtures, inlays
and more custom carpentry work, Devin and Rick have 50 years Experience in carpentry between the two of them.

Q: How much does a 3D design cost?

A: The project starts with a design, which costs $2,500 – $5,000 pending on the size and complexity. This design allows us to provide a more accurate price , and to provide the best service possible. This Service includes a 2D concept plan, 3D Images, Dimension Plan , Local Topographic Survey and Material Quantity List, we will visit the site and work online with the owner to create your Perfect Outdoor Living Space!

Q: Why should I hire you over someone else

A: We are extremely passionate about what we do and it shows in the final product! We pride ourselves on our unique designs, our craftsmanship, and the excellent experience we give our clients. We aim to make every project an addition to our portfolio! And a chance to advertise on social media.

Q: What’s the difference between Quotes vs Estimates ?

A: Estimates : We are available to contact you weekly to discuss Invoices, Job progress, Updates, Changes. Material Receipts will be provided. Estimates include a daily hour log email update , with job details and hours worked, we believe in complete transparency and work with you to save money and time when possible. Estimates / hourly pricing is the most fair pricing for everyone. 100% of materials prepaid. Invoices Paid by Sunday every week.

Quotes : we agree on a scope of work and price at the start , and if there are any changes, we provide/ agree on a price for each new item before moving forward. The price usually tends to be higher to account for possible problems / time delays that may occur. 50% Deposit to Schedule Project / 25% half way through/ 25% upon completion.

* Terms and conditions apply to both estimates and quotes, please contact us for a copy. For example, unforeseen circumstances such as bedrock when excavating, or Rotted wood when replacing siding or windows.

Q: I want to hire you, now what?!

A: Go over to our contact page to fill out the contact form!

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