Irvine Wood Recovery provides high-quality construction aggregate to the Cincinnati area. Learn more about the various types of aggregate we offer below, then contact us for a custom quote!
Types of Construction Aggregate
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What are construction aggregates?
Aggregates that are used for construction purposes are raw materials such as gravel, stone, and sand that are extracted from the Earth and used alongside a medium, like water, cement, and asphalt to form compound materials that are used for construction projects.
What are construction aggregates used for?
Construction aggregates are the most basic materials used in construction and play a role in building most things. They act as the foundation for most major building projects, such as roads, bridges, and buildings. In addition to this, they also make up most of both asphalt and concrete mixtures.
What sizes do construction aggregates come in?
Construction aggregates can typically be separated into categories by being classified as either coarse or fine. Fine aggregates are those that are very small, such as sand or crushed stone, that are smaller than 3/8 inch in diameter, while coarse aggregates are much larger and can range from 3/8-1.5 inches in diameter.
What shape of aggregate is the best to use for construction projects?
Cubic-angular shaped aggregates are the best for construction projects. The main role that aggregates play is to provide a construction material with increased stiffness and strength and they do so by interlocking with each other, so because of this, aggregates with rougher surface textures are the best to use for construction.
How do I know what kind of construction aggregate I need for my project?
The type of aggregate that you need for a construction project is completely dependent on what project you are working to complete and what specifically you need the aggregate for. For example, sand is used more for brick manufacturing and as a water filtration component, while gravel is better for garden paths and draining.
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