As one of the most natural and versatile materials found, crushed stone or angular rock is more commonly classified as construction aggregates – used as a binder in concrete, tarmac or asphalt concrete. Due its cost-effectiveness in a raw state, crushed stone is widely used in construction contributing to the economic growth of the economy.
Used in various industries as a basic raw material for construction purposes, crushed stone is available in different sizes using crushers, depending on the application in which it’s used. The demand for crushed stone goes hand-in-hand with the well-being of a nation’s construction industry.
Where crushed stone is used:
- Mixed in with concrete or paving blocks to form sidewalks, pavements, roads or verandas.
- Used as a binder in asphalt or tarmac to form driveways.
- Septic systems or self-contained sewage systems.
- Used for landscaping purposes around trees or drains.
- Typically used in railroad or shoreline construction for protection against the elements.
Important specifications to remember:
- Crushed stone #411
Used for driveways and patching holes in paved areas.
- Crushed stone #67
Used for slab bases, roads and fillers.
- Crushed stone #3
Used commonly in railroad construction and drainage.
- Crushed stone #8
Used in concrete and asphalt mixtures.
- Crushed stone #5
Used as a base for roads and pavers.
- Crushed stone #57
Used in landscaping, driveways, concrete and asphalt mix, and drains.
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Materials used to make up crushed stone:
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