What a complete upside-down transformation of our backyard space! It turned from the “untamed bushy wild forest” to the “oasis of our dreams” that we will enjoy forever with family and friends!!
As you can see from the Before & After photos, Curtis and Rahim did AMAZING job that included natural limestone steps, armor rocks, over 450+ square feet of Permacon’s Melville 60mm Scandina Grey and Rockland Black, shed base, and new sods.
Our journey with Curtis at Tarcan International Ltd. began with an on-site consultation about the design, materials, process, and costs. A rough sketch along with the costs breakdown were provided after the initial consultation. The cost was reasonable given the scope of the project and we were delighted to hear about the 2-year warranty because other companies that we interviewed only include 1-year of warranty.
The project took about 8 days and Curtis and Rahim always worked with a smile on their face! They were very approachable and welcome any questions that we may have given that this is our first experience with backyard landscaping. They had high work ethic, high attentions to detail, were meticulous, took their time to plan and execute the vision, did not cut any corners, and worked extremely well together. They operated multiple machines in very small spaces and were very careful about surrounding objects (e.g., building, fence, air conditioners).
An unintended impact of the machinery and the materials used was the walkway slabs leading to our backyard, which were shared between us and our neighbours. Because of the weight, all of the walkway slabs cracked in half. When we brought it up with Curtis the following morning, he took responsibility for the unintended consequence and agreed to replace them with the exact walkway slabs in the end of the project. It is not often that we encounter someone that is honest and has integrity in their work. We (and our neighbours) were extremely happy with this news. Above all, Curtis and Rahim did not just replace the walkway slabs, I saw them level the ground first, add aggregates as needed, and then placed the new walkway slabs. They even added polymeric sand in between the slabs to avoid weeds and unwanted vegetations! These actions demonstrated to us that they really cared about their clients and about their workmanship and is willing to go above and beyond our expectations!
All in all, we are grateful for Curtis and Rahim, and for all of the hard work, time and sweat equity to transform the space that we will treasure and cherish for many years to come! We wish you all the best in your future endeavours and may our paths cross again!