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Our Services: What is a stone slinger?

A stone slinger (aka slinger truck) is much like a dump truck that delivers aggregate materials like bark mulch, sand, garden soil, compost and gravel. However, it has a conveyor belt that “slings” the material exactly where you want it, places that a dump truck could never get to.

Trew Slinger Service will pick up and deliver any garden or building material you need. It reduces raking, excessive labour and saves valuable time. Trew Slinger uses a remote-controlled variable-speed conveyor belt system that can rotate in any direction to dump, spread, or ‘throw’ materials up to 100 feet away from the truck.

Here’s a 15-year-old video of Vern Trew slinging topsoil onto a front lawn. To this day Trew Slinger Service Ltd. provides our services throughout Victoria and the neighbouring communities as the most reliable slinger service.

Top Soil Dirt

Topsoil Landscaping

Topsoil is the nutrient-rich layer of soil on the surface of the earth that usually runs about 5 to 6 inches deep. It’s commonly used to seed lawns and is great for garden beds and other landscaping features.

Topsoil is full of organic matter like decomposed leaves, roots, compost, and bugs, which turns the soil richer and darker than the layers below it. Our Slinger Trucks can maneuver into any tight squeeze and deliver your topsoil directly where you need it.

There are different types of topsoil we can sling – straight and mixed. Straight means the soil has been collected with nothing else blended in instead of mixtures with manure, sand, peat moss, or compost added.

Foundations Backfill

Proper backfilling and landscape grading can eliminate any building and warranty concerns you may have in the future.

So instead of hiring dump trucks, excavators and labourers, our services at Trew Slinger can fill your foundation as a cost-effective alternative. We can deliver sand, road base, recycled concrete, or any inorganic aggregate that suits your needs.

Our slinger operators can provide the perfect grade and depth of stone directly where you need it.

foundation back fill gravel
perimeter drain tile

Perimeter Drain Tile

Drain tile is placed deep in the ground alongside the foundation footing of your home or building. And because you have only one chance to deliver the backfill correctly, it's important you hire experts to help you finish.

If you want a dry basement in your home or new construction building, you must have good drain tile and waterproofing on the outside of the foundation. Trew Slinger Service can assist you when you have limited time to complete the project.

Septic Fields

Your drain field is a vital part of your septic system. Having the right aggregates and materials delivered to fill the surrounding areas on and around your system is important.

And delivering multiple large loads to fill your septic field with a dump truck takes labourers to move the material after it's been dumped. Our slinger operators are extensively trained to maneuver the stone slinger truck so that we get maximum efficiency with your time. You will benefit from our services by delivering professional material to your site.

Septic Field Back fill
Driveway and sidewalks

Driveways & Sidewalks

Whether you have a short driveway or an extended walkway there are many different methods to lay gravel. Smaller projects can sometimes be completed with a dump truck, wheelbarrow and a raker.

Larger and more complicated projects usually require experienced slinger operators who can place the materials evenly and precisely. We can assist you in the base foundation of your driveway and reduce the amount of labour and raking needed.

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