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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Got questions about products or deliveries? Check out these common inquiries. Can't find an answer? Let us know!

Are you open to the general public?

Yes, our yard is open to the general public! Our showroom and restrooms are closed off for the time being, however, we are still selling tools, seeds, and fertilizer! Just show up and stop by our curbside window to get loaded or take a look around our yard at all the products we have to offer.

Where are you located?

Our material yard and retail shop are conveniently located on 1st Ave South and 132nd see map, just north of the Burien Fred Meyer. The loading yard is easily accessible.

Who can help me at Burien Bark?

Our office team is prepared to help you with concerns and questions over the phone or at the curbside pickup window, as well as orders for delivery or pick-up. Our yard laborer team is always available to load you with bags and bulk products!

What is mulch?

Mulch is an umbrella term for any top dressing on top of the soil to hold moisture, provide nutrients, and suppress weeds; this includes all bark, amendments, and composts! Use bark mulch for weed control and use an amendment to incorporate key nutrients into your soil or garden.

I want to come to your location and pick up some sod rolls. Do you have any sod?

Sorry! We don't carry sod on site. However, we can help you with a sod delivery!

How much can my truck hold?

We recommend checking the weight capacity of your truck, and it can usually be found on the driver's side door. For smaller pick-up trucks, we do not recommend more than ½ yards for heavy products such as rock or soil blends. For larger trucks, 1 yard or more is possible. Light products such as bark are less than 1000 pounds; therefore, all/many trucks can handle at least 1 yard of bark.

I don’t have a truck. How else can I get material with my vehicle?

All loose bulk products are bagged, and we offer bag returns. Check out the bag section to see the amount of product per bag.

 

 

 

May I bring my own buckets to fill with loose products?

Due to safety and liability concerns, customers are no longer permitted to fill their own buckets in our yard.

 

How do I measure my area?

Always measure your area in feet. We do not recommend estimating your measurements or square footage. If your area is square or rectangular, measure the sides (length and width). If your area is a circle, measure directly across the area. Measure the entire perimeter of any other area, and we will be happy to help you find your square footage. Use our calculator online!

What should I use for my driveway?

We do not recommend any round rock/washed rock because it doesn’t pack down and spreads away from the driveway. Use a product with “minus” in the name as it’ll compact the best, such as 5/8” minus.

Can I bring yard waste to you?

We are pleased to inform you that we accept clean yard waste for recycling at a rate of $30 per cubic yard. However, we cannot provide a price quote over the phone. You will need to bring your yard waste to us, and we will assess the quantity and provide you with a quote upon arrival. We accept a variety of clean yard waste, including grass clippings, branches, brush, bush trimmings, leaves, mulch, roots, and bushes. Please note that soil must be separated from yard waste, but we do accept dirt along with SOD pieces. Dirt is $50 a cubic yard, and Sod is $60 per cubic yard.

Do you recycle on-site?

Although it would be another fun addition to the yard, we do not recycle yard waste or concrete on-site. We truck it away to recycling facilities and buy it back as compost or recycled concrete.

Do you take broken concrete?

Yes! We provide a price quote upon arrival and charge $40 per cubic yard. No wires, paint, soil, or rebar are accepted. After you pay, pull up to the broken concrete pile and unload your vehicle. You can also dump Asphalt for $50 a yard!

How do you sell products?

Bagged and bulk, picked up or delivered! We can load you with bulk or bagged products or deliver them to your residential/commercial location.

Do you have bags of products?

Yes! We bag almost all products. Please call us for availability and let us know if you’ll be picking up more than 100 bags so we can have them ready for you.

Do you offer contractor/landscaper discounts?

Yes, we offer commercial discounts when picking up products in bulk. Please call our office for pricing.

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Can I pay for a yard and pick it up in 2 trips?

Yes! Let us know when you pay so we can give you a return ticket. Return tickets do not expire, but do not lose them!

Delivery

Do you deliver?

Yes! We can deliver any amount of 1 yard or over and any quantity you need for the job.

Do you provide blow-in services?

Unfortunately, we do not have a blower truck. We recommend CAD of Puget Sound for getting products in hard-to-reach places!

Do you have a minimum quantity for delivery?

Our minimum for delivery is 1 yard.

Can I get same-day delivery?

We try our best to provide fast delivery services! Depending on the time of year, same-day or next-day delivery is possible! Keep in mind that spring is our busy season, and wait times can be increased. Please give us 2-3 days notice for all orders if possible, and we will do our best to accommodate.

My neighbor and I want to go in on a delivery together of one product. Can you deliver to 2 different houses?

In previous years we have tried to accommodate delivering to neighbors, but we have found it is best to order and deliver separately. 

Split Loads

How do split delivery loads work?

Our F550 dump trucks can deliver 2 products with a 4-yard total maximum due to its weight capacity. $20 split load fee. This service separates 2 products with a tarp and allows the driver to offload products without mixing. At the driver's discretion, one product is manually shoveled out of the bed and the latter product is dumped.

Can you also bring bags along with my bulk (loose) product order?

Yes, we can! Bags get loaded towards the cab of the truck and then are dumped out with the bulk product. Bags often fall on top of the pile but sometimes you may need to fish a few out. The drivers do not move them by hand. 

How do bag deliveries work?

For solely bagged delivery orders, we have a 20-bag minimum. Not too different from a bulk delivery service, your bags are dumped out of the truck bed in a truck-accessible area. The drivers do not move or place the bags. 

What is the cost of delivery?

Delivery fees are based on the quantity of your order and the location of the delivery address. Please call or text us for quotes with your delivery address prepared. It's a great deal of help if also have your measurements of the area or the quantity of product ready when you call in! Click here to use our calculator.

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