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Visit us at Gardenscape 2016 April 8 – 10

Visit us at:
Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape APRIL in 2016!

Admission

Daily General Admission: $12.00
Two-Day Admission: $18.00
Weekend Admission: $26.00 (new)
Student (15 & under): FREE
Show Hours

Friday, April 8: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 9: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 10: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Visit Our Saskatoon Landscape & Construction Store

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Visit Our Saskatoon Landscape & Construction Store

Whatever your project is this summer visit our visit our Saskatoon Landscape & Construction Store.  Allan’s Landscaping can be your one stop shop for any backyard project.  From something as simple as picking the perfect lawn ornament to make your flower bed pop to ripping up your yard and laying down interlocking blocks.

Take Your Yard From This

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To This

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Kindersly After Allans Landscaping Saskatoon

All with the help of Allan’s Landscaping products:

  • Lawn ornaments
  • Planter concrete ornaments
  • Fountainette concrete ornaments
  • Landscaping fabric
  • Sod
  • Grass seed
  • Synthetic turf
  • Sidewalk blocks
  • Landscape ties
  • Stone blocks
  • Dirt
  • Mulch

You can have a summer filled with beautifying your yard with the help of Allan’s Landscaping.  Just imagine…Tearing up you boring old yard.  Adding some new funky flower beds using Allan’s stone blocks.  Once all the dirt and plants are in then making it extraordinary with one of Allan’s Landscaping’s Planters.  Don’t forget to throw in a bird bath fountainette to draw our fowl friends to your new oasis.

Once that is complete then it is time to give your grass an upgrade.  Whether you want to go old school and plant your lawn from seed or cheat a little and bring in some sod.  Or if you really want to cheat you can bring in some synthetic turf and stop worrying about mowing and watering your grass.

To have a closer look at what you can expect to find at Allan’s Landscaping in Saskatoon go to http://www.allanslandscaping.com/landscape-store/index.php.

 

Courtyard Collection from Allan’s Block

To bring style and elegance to your landscape check out the Courtyard Collection from Allan’s Block.
These interlocking blocks allow you to easily build free-standing, above ground walls, posts and landscape accents.

This natural looking block allows you to create the look of a traditional stone wall.
The blocks are made with high strength concrete, are easy to handle, and stack up quickly.
We also have paving stones, retaining wall, blocks and concrete ornament decoration to make
outside even more beautiful.

(Summer Hours)
Monday – Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sunday 12am – 5pm

(Winter Hours)
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
777-60th Street West
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3J7

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Possible Issues and Solutions Relating to Windows in Saskatoon

Possible Issues and Solutions Relating to Windows in Saskatoon

Did you know Allan’s Landscaping in Saskatoon does windows.  Today Allan’s Landscaping shares the possible issues and solutions relating to windows in Saskatoon.  First let’s start with the rules and regulations surrounding windows in your home.

  • A Building Permit is require before any alterations are made to an existing dwelling unit.
  • Smoke alarms must conform to article 9.10.19.1 of the 2010 NBC and as shown on the City of Saskatoon information sheet.
  • All bedrooms must have a window that opens with an unobstructed opening area of not less than 0.35 m2 (3.8 Sq. Ft) and with no dimension less than 380 mm (15in.)
  • When the bedroom window opens into a window well, a minimum clearance of 760 mm (30 in.) is required in front of the window in its open and closed positions
  • A gap of ½” to 1” should be provided between the top of all interior basement walls and the structure above
  • All bathrooms must be provided with mechanical ventilation directly to the outdoors (minimum 25 l/sec)

For more rules and regulations and to clarify these please contact us or go to our website at http://www.allanslandscaping.com/landscape-store/windows-possible-issues–solutions.php.

Traditional Window Solutions

Steel Windows Solutions and Issues

Steel basement windows are typically designed with single-pane glass held in a steel sash (the movable part of the window). The sash pivots in a steel window frame. These windows are popular with builders because they’re inexpensive.

Disadvantages of Steel Windows:

  • Poor Energy Efficiency: Instead of holding in the heat during cold winter weather, steel window frames allow heat to escape outside, making the basement much colder than necessary. Poor
    Possible Issues and Solutions Relating to Windows in Saskatoon
    Allan’s Landscaping Steel Windows

    weatherstripping on these windows provides pathways for air infiltration

  • Short Lifespan: Within 5-10 years’ time, steel basement windows can rust and corrode so badly that they need to be replaced. That means that from the day they’re installed onward, they’re already beginning to deteriorate.
  • Loss of Functionality: When steel basement windows begin to rust in place, they will become difficult or impossible to open and close. Keeping the windows clean, functional and attractive becomes more and more of a task.
    Wood-Framed Basement Windows
  • A wood basement window typically has a painted wood frame that holds one or more panes of glass. Some wood basement windows have a sash that is operable, while other types can’t be opened or closed.

Wood Windows

Disadvantages of Wood-Framed Windows

 

  • Continual Maintenance: The paint on the window’s exterior will break down continually. To keep these windows looking good, you’ll need to repaint them every 5-8 years.
  • Short Lifespan: Wood basement windows are exposed to more water, mud, and humidity than other windows in your home. So while any window frame can be damaged by rot, this kind of damage occurs more quickly on wood basement windows.
  • Mold & Pests: Along with rot, wooden window frames will also support mold growth. And because basement windows are located so close to the ground, this damp, rotting wood can attract termites, carpenter ants, and other insects you don’t want in your home.
    Old-Fashioned Basement Window Wells
  • Old-style basement window wells are typically made from aluminum or steel.
  • They are most often installed in a half-oval shape that encloses your basement window.

Disadvantages To Old-Fashioned Window Wells

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Allan’s Landscaping Saskatoon Old Window Well
  • Poor Energy Efficiency: Without a well-fitted window well cover, snow and ice can fill the well, and cold outside air can enter your basement through leaks around the window frame. These conditions make the basement and upstairs living space chilly, forcing your furnace to work overtime. If you replace your old-fashioned window well with a new version that includes a clear cover, you gain valuable protection from frigid outdoor temperatures.
  • Short Lifespan: Steel window wells can rust and deteriorate quickly ,leaving an ugly, corroded shell around each window. That’s not the view you want from inside your basement.
  • Debris, Snow, & Rainwater: Open window wells will continually fill with dirt, leaves, debris, rainwater, and snow. As this debris builds up, weeds and even tree seedlings may begin to grow in the window wells.
  • Along with the eyesore, water pooling in wells will build up against the basement windows. Most basement windows are not water-tight, so that water is likely to end up leaking through to your basement space.

 

 

How Important are Energy Efficient Basement Windows

Homeowners living in colder climates can save up to 30-40% on their energy bills simply by sealing the windows inside their homes.
What windows could be draftier and less energy efficient than corroded, outdated basement windows? Between the rotted frame and that thin, single pane of glass, heat literally flows straight through – and out of your home!

At Allan’s Landscaping, we’ve selected our basement windows and window wells with energy efficiency and long-lasting quality in mind – so you can make the most of your investment!

Our Basement Window System Features:

  • A Durable Vinyl Frame
  • Insulated (double-pane) Glass Low-E Coating
  • Covered Basement Window Wells
  • Sash panels remove for easy cleaning. Our basement window system is sure to stay looking brand new for many, many years. These all-vinyl windows require minimal cleaning and will never need the painting and maintenance of old-fashioned basement window systems.

For more information regarding Allan’s Landscaping windows go to our website.

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Fiberglass Pools are the cost effective, environmentally friendly pool choice

Fiberglass Pools are the cost effective, environmentally friendly pool choice, great for your family and the environment.

Dolphin fiberglass pools high tensile strength allows the pool to flex without cracking making it ideal for regions with extreme temperature changes.

Dolphin’s gel coat finish, makes it the easiest pool to maintain, as the surface is chemically inert There for it does not alter the pools water chemistry, which means you do not need to use as many chemicals to keep your water balanced wich makes it a healthy pool for you and the enviroment.

The smooth seemless gel coat surface not only feels great also does not allow for algae to bond to the pool, you can just sweep it away. Making a fiberglass pool the best choice for families. Instead of maintaining your pool, you will be enjoying it!

Using less chemicals to maintain your water chemistry and never needing to replace a liner makes a fiberglass pool the environmentally smart choice.

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For a Quick Check up for your foundation maintenance inspection for your home.

The last thing any of us want to think about is the foundation of our home. Unfortunately, just ignoring it isn’t going to fix the problem, as a matter of fact it will get worse and in some cases cost a lot more to fix later. Just the thought of having to repair your homes foundation can be stressful not to mention the cost for these types of repairs.
Foundation repair costs can vary from only a few thousand dollars, to tens of thousands, depending on the severity of the damage and repairs needed.
Foundation Repair is necessary if your foundation begins to settle or move laterally. The shifting is usually caused from the soil expanding or compressing improperly. Some clays will do this with time or as the moisture in the soil changes. Another cause could be from having improper drainage around the house for a long period of time.
Foundation repair is critical to address as soon as you suspect a problem. For starters, the sooner you fix a failing foundation, the less damage it will cause. Because foundation repairs tend to be very complex you’ll really want Allan’s to hire an engineer with the proper training to address these issues. (Note if your home does not require structural repair we don’t require a engineer inspection report an then design repair drawing. By hiring Allan’s we can tell you up front if we needs a engineer report design an drawing an or permit for your local municipality. The engineer will be able to recommend to you an Allan’s to perform the work. Between these two individuals you will have the necessary expertise to ensure the problem is fixed correctly and more importantly fixed permanently. (Why do we recommend an engineer for your protection of your home and future sale of your home.) Do not ignore your foundation problems have them fixed by the pros.foundation

Allan’s Foundation repair experts are more than qualified to undertake any problem you are facing. The contractors are licensed and certified, and do an onsite assessment first, before dealing with the situation and deciding on a solution. Upon assessing the foundation and the damages it has incurred, the contractor formulates a customized solution, and provides a free cost quote to the home owner. If agreed upon, the repair will be initiated.

Foundation repairs are not easily performed, so you cannot sit back and hope for the best. You must do your homework to find the best foundation repair contractor for the job. As usual, the lowest price is not always the best way to go. If you decide to make your final decision on a contractor solely based on price, you’re bound to be disappointed with the outcome. This is the wrong place to skimp. Foundation repair needs to be handled by someone with experience and the proper equipment necessary to complete the project correctly.

Any foundation repair contractor who has experience knows that he needs to calculate the weight of the structure before determining the best solution for your problem. These calculations are used for several things including to controlling hydraulic flow and pressure. If you can’t control the flow pressure it becomes a guessing game which could be compared to an auto mechanic determining the problem with your car just by listening to it. It is important to also calculate the proper depth and condition of the soil.

The Foundation Pros are foundation repair experts in waterproofing and foundation repair methods for crack repairs and equipment like push piers, helical piers, helix anchors, helical pile etc. They have inspected over thousands of structures and working with engineering firms. We are here to help homeowners and home builders.

Option 1
For a Quick Check up for your foundation maintenance inspection for your home $75.00.

Option 2
Consulting fee for preventive measure, Quick Check up for your foundation maintenance. Suggestion of how to move forward for what is best for you and your foundation now and in the future. This is verbal consulting. You be given the information in simple term that is easy to understand language. Because you being informed of what needs to be done. You’re the one that makes the best decision in life. For you and your home $250.00 consulting fee starting per hour minimum 1 hour charge.
My name is James J. Polley owner of Allan’s. I have been in business since 1979 in Saskatoon an area. I love what I do as a contractor I tell you as it is. Straight to the point 75% of our new customers are referrals to your friends and family.

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