Trusted Tips and Resources

Trusted Tips & Resources

Rockscapes Concrete shares 4 Step Process on How to Maintain your Driveway this Spring!

Rockscapes Concrete, is a Trusted Saskatoon concrete expert, also means sharing advice, knowledge, and education at every opportunity. Here, Rockscapes is sharing these tips on how to maintain your concrete this time of year. What the Trusted Saskatoon concrete team at Rockscapes knows for sure is that salt damages concrete. In Saskatoon’s freeze thaw climate, it is particularly important to do proper annual maintenance in order to minimize damage and prolong the life and curb-side appeal of your concrete. These are some of the techniques that have produced successful results for Rockscapes throughout their 18 years of business and thousands of jobs completed right here in Saskatoon. Rockscapes Concrete does everything from plain, broom finished, and stamped concrete driveways, walkways, and patios. Rockscapes  are a Trusted Saskatoon Concrete Expert! 

 1) Wash the concrete with a pressure washer to rid it of mold, dirt, salt, and cracks filled with debris, etc. This was should be performed the day before you intend to seal. The concrete must be completely dry before applying the sealer (some sealers will whiten or turn milky with moisture). 

 2) Rope off the area after pressure washing to keep ALL traffic off. The concrete must remain clean of debris for sealing. Otherwise you may trap dirt or debris under the sealer.

3) If the concrete is dusting or shaling in any areas I recommend using a densifier sealer in those areas  first. At Rockscapes Concrete Service we use  a water-based product which means drying time will be required. After this step, or if there is no shaling taking place an acrylic sealer is applied.  Acrylic’s are topical  sealers and create a protective film on the surface. Rockscapes believe in topical sealers (Acrylic) to protect and seal out salt and other destructive chemicals. These can be sprayed using quality sprayers like a Chapin (ask the team at Prairie Concrete Products for information about purchasing one of these).

4) Once sealed, proper drying time is required before allowing any traffic on the concrete. A guideline is 24 hours for driveways. Walkways and patios can be used once dry to the touch. Outside temperature will be a factor in drying time. During sealing with Acrylic sealers, grit can be sprinkled sparsely to provide traction in wet conditions. On a reseal, we recommend two coats of Acrylic. Most home-owners roll on the sealer with a 15 mill roller, paint tray, and handle.

Rockscapes Concrete Services seal all of their driveways at the time of installation, this is just one of the many steps that they take to ensure you get the best looking and most durable concrete possible. 

Lia Reese Cosmetics and Skin Care are the Newest Additions to Trusted Saskatoon!

Founded right here in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan by Jess Tetu, Lia Reese Cosmetics and Skin Care line are all about celebrating the prairies. When I sat down to interview Jess, I asked her one, simple, question, “how did a small town girl from Craik, Saskatchewan decide to develop a cosmetic and skincare line?”, her answer was equal parts genuine and endearing. With a smile she said “I can’t explain the feeling of being able to make people’s day, every single day". This is just one of the many reasons why we're thrilled to be welcoming Lia Reese to Trusted Saskatoon in the Speciality Retail category!

Jess Tetu is an impressive Woman, she is a multi award winning entrepreneur and in addition to Lia Reese she owns two huge spas in Saskatchewan , Just For You Day Spa in Saskatoon and Just For You Day Spa in Regina (Both are Trusted of course!! ) . She also runs Lia Reese Academy that provides outstanding esthetics & Spa wellness training programs for qualified students. 

The feel-good vibes from Lia Reese don’t end there! 

When Jess was first approached with the opportunity to create custom cosmetic and skin care lines, it was of utmost importance to her that they did whatever they could to be environmentally conscious. Everything Lia Reese is Canadian made, and Saskatchewan inspired. There is NO testing on animals, and product development is executed animal cruelty free. Best of all, the hair used in their brushes is from animal rescue shelters, and is done with a totally safe brushing process. The names of the cosmetic products caught our attention straight away ...lipsticks called Crazy Boss Lady ( apparently this is reference to Jess herself !! lol) , Canadian Girl , Bunny Hug, Bridge City and Jess's Sangria ( a nod to her favourite patio drink!) Blushers called Peek-a -boo and Lustworthy and even the brushes ...angle Fluff Brush being our favourite!

Its so easy to get your hands on Lia Reese as it can be purchased online, and we happen to know first hand that their items are beautifully packaged and delivered with personal handwritten notes to every client !

A happy client shared " I am so impressed with the quality of the product I purchased online, and I was thrilled when the order arrived so beautifully packaged was a real gift to ME! "

Go ahead and treat yourself - you deserve it! If you’re located right in Saskatoon so if you want to browse their products and try them in person, you can find them at Just For You Day Spa and Gift Studio, and there are solid plans to expand to other retail outlets throughout 2016.

Jess said the thing she's most excited about is:

“I really strongly believe that looking confident makes you feel confident. Healthy skin is the most beautiful make up you can wear, while the makeup itself should accent the most beautiful parts of who you are - inside and out”. 

We couldn’t agree more, Jess, and we are so proud to have you from our hometown, and our home province, and mostly as the newest partner for The Trusted Saskatoon Directory.

Lia Resse Canada are your Trusted Saskatoon cosmetics and skincare experts and you will find them in our Saskatoon specialty retail category

Hairstyle Inn Salons - Trusted Saskatoon Hairdressers, Share 2016 Hairstyle Trends!

Hairstyle Inn Salons in Saskatoon is a family run business with 3 generations of artistic hair design. The design team members have trained thousands of stylists and they are regularly used by major manufacturers to showcase their colour, cut and texture design techniques. Also, impressively, the artistic design teams work has been featured in movies, theatre, hair shows, commercials, fundraisers, TV & Awards.

Hair StyleInn are your Trusted Saskatoon Salons and hairdressing Artists!

2016 Hairstyle Trends

Hairstyle Inn Saskatoon Salons were thrilled to have ShawTV stop by to see some new hair trends for 2016 in their "New Year, New Look" segment. We had a blast spending the morning with them going over some great techniques, styles and color that are fresh and trendy ways to switch up your look in the new year. 

Add Volume to Your Hair!

The first video in the segment shows Saskatoon salons stylists Laddie demonstrating a unique technique to add volume for those with fine hair! Just because your hair is thin or fine , doesn't mean it has to be boring!

Easy Hairstyles to Diversify Your Look!

The next video in the segment shows Michelle demonstrating some beautiful, unique - but easy - styles to keep your hairstyle diverse in the new year. Say goodbye to the boring, worn-out ponytail look.

Add Some Playfulness to Your Hair!

Lastly, Shelley shows how easy it is to add a fresh pop of color to add some playfulness to your look. Tired of the same old blonde highlights? Why not try pink!?

Hairstyle trends change like the weather, but Shelley, Laddie, and rest of the Hairstyle Inn team are always keeping up to date! For the best Saskatoon salon experience and Trusted customer service call Hairstyle Inn salon today or get more Hairstyle tips Inn in our Trusted Salon Tip Library

Medius, a Trusted Saskatoon Partner, Shares Information on Graffiti Removal!

Medius Restoration Services are Trusted Saskatoon Disaster, mold and asbestos remediation Services.  

They specialize in crawl space remediation, asbestos identification and removal, smoke & odour mitigation, and re-construction services.  You can find them in our Saskatoon Contractors, Exteriors and Roofers category.

As spring approaches you will start to find more graffiti damage. 

Most cities have a property maintenance bylaw that requires you the property owner to deal with graffiti within an allotted time frame, this time frame is generally 31 days. Saskatoon's Bylaw is the Property Maintenance and Nuisance Abatement Bylaw.

How do you get rid of graffiti?

There are a few options available to you;

1. Paint over it
2. Try using a store bought graffiti product.
3. Hire a professional company like Medius that deals with graffiti removal. We can remove tags off of a painted surface, metal, glass, concrete, plastic, etc. generally with no damage to the surface behind it. 

Feel free to contact us at 306-220-2131 for more information or to obtain a free quote. You can also visit our website to see some before and after pictures of graffiti removal at

Medius, is an IICRC certified firm and your best choice for restoration. They are reasonably priced, efficient and environmentally responsible. When you have an emergency that needs immediate attention, they are available – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.