What are aggregates and where do they come from? Aggregates are made up of crushed granite, stone, gravel, sand, or a combination of these materials.
In this blog post, we will discuss what aggregates are made of, where they are found, their numerous uses – and how to use our aggregate calculator to work out how much you’ll need for your next project.
Without further ado, let’s get started …
Where do aggregates come from … and how are they made?
The vast majority of aggregates on the market are derived from rock, such as limestone, granite, and sandstone. These materials are crushed and then screened to produce the desired particle size range. Many quarry companies produce aggregates in various sizes, to make them suitable for a wide array of construction and landscaping projects.
Is Gravel an Aggregate?
Yes, gravel is a type of rock that is often used as an aggregate. It is hard and durable, making it a good choice for many construction projects.
What types of projects can aggregates be used for?
There are many types of projects that can use aggregate materials. Some examples include:
- Garden paths and driveways
- Construction and civil engineering projects such as roads, bridges, and buildings
- Recreational projects such as golf courses, parks, and playgrounds
Planning a project with aggregates? Make sure you order the correct amount.
It is important to order the right amount of aggregates for your project because having too much or too little can impact the quality and cost of your project. Having too little can cause delays and material shortages, while having too much can lead to wasted money and resources.
If you’re not sure how much material you’ll need, don’t worry – our aggregate calculator is here to help. Just enter the dimensions of the project area – and our handy calculator will give you an approximation of how much you’ll need to order.
Whether you’re working on a small garden makeover or a large-scale construction project, we can provide you with all the aggregates you need!
Any more questions? Our experts are happy to assist you!
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