Crushed stone is an invaluable ingredient for landscaping and construction projects. Not only is crushed stone 7 versatile, durable and affordable, it’s suitable for performing an endless list of different functions.
Types of Crushed Stone
Crushed stone is available in several types, including crushed, clean, gravel, screened, grits and riprap. Before choosing crushed stone for a project, it’s important to understand which type and size has the qualities necessary for making your specific application successful.
Creating Crushed Stone
As a construction aggregate, crushed stone is created after rock formation is mined and broken down through a crushing process into a variety of sizes. Crushed stone is characterized by a round shape created from the natural process of erosion and weathering. It is a basic raw material that is plentiful and easily accessible, a wonderful naturally abundant resource used by industries ranging from agriculture to construction.
Crushed Stone Characteristics
Crushed stone in size 7 averages 1/2 to 3/4-inches in size with an overall gray color.
Crushed stone makes excellent drainage gravel when used as a top layer in driveway construction. It offers a multitude of uses not only for drainage purposes but also for septic tank lines, parking pads and for retaining wall backfills. One ton of crushed stone 7 covers between 100-110 square feet at a depth of 2 inches.
We Can Help
Let us help you choose the grade of crushed stone that’s the right match for your project. We can arrange for delivery in bulk. Contact us at 301-336-6700 to speak to one of our expert team members.