There are numerous types of crushed stone including screened, crushed, washed clean, grits, riprap, and gravel. Many individuals are confused by the different options available for their projects, the specific applications, and what is appropriate.
The Different Grades
Crushed stone is very versatile, and has numerous different purposes. This can be to make an area for walking or driving look nice by using crushed stone as a base material. Crushed stone is available in a lot of different grades, and is not categorized until after the crushing process has been completed. Different applications require different sizes of crushed stone.
The Definition of Crushed Stone #8
Crushed stone #8 is also referred to as clean crushed stone or 3/8-inch washed stone. The crushed clean stone of 3/8 inches is considered an aggregate. During the crushing process, the stones size is reduced, then it is screened using a 3/8-inch square. The crushed stone is now run through a machine to be cleaned thoroughly, and any leftover residue or stone dust is eliminated.
The Best Use For #8 Crushed Stone
There are a lot of uses for crushed stone including visual appeal achieved by placing it around trees, a sub-base for concrete patios, driveways and sidewalks, used in gravel for walkways and driveways, mixed into asphalt, and for drainage systems.
Bulk delivery is available for all grades of crushed stone for religious establishments, homeowners, universities, townships, cities, and contractors. The crushed stone is delivered by experienced drivers who try to accommodate all delivery requests.