Crushed stone is a necessary product in just about every branch of the construction industry. And, there are a multitude of crushed stone choices available in today’s market. So what is the best type and size of stone to choose for your project? Below is a guide to help you select the best type and grade of crushed stone for your individual needs.￼
Crushed Stone #1
- Size: 2-4 inches
- Uses include stormwater outfall areas, septic or sewer projects, culvert ballast, slope protection, and haul roads.
Crushed Stone #2
- Size: 3/4 inch – 1 1/4 inch
- Used for base material for driveways, farm roads, rough site pads and construction entrances where heavy truck traffic occurs.
Crushed Stone #3
- Size: 1/2-2 inches
- Used on driveways, walkways, septic systems, dry wells and ballast for railroads.
Crushed Stone #5
- Size: less than 1 inch
- Uses include road base, filler material, septic drainage fields, top layer for driveways, and railroad ballast.
Crushed Stone #7
- Size: 3/4 inch – #8 sieve
- Uses include septic tank-line bedding, bio-retention ponds, filtration, Ready-mix production, asphalt production, retaining wall backfill, and a variety of environmental, landscaping and building applications.
Crushed Stone #8
- Size: 1/2-3/8 inches
- Uses include tank bedding, bio-retention ponds, filtration, Ready-mix production, asphalt production and a variety of environmental, landscaping and building applications.
Crushed Stone #10
- Size: Fines up to 1/4 inch
- Uses for dust or screenings include fill material, asphalt mix design, walkways, paver installations, hardscape work, horse rings, stables and barns, tennis courts and bicycle trails.
Crushed Stone #57
- Size: 3/4 inch
- Uses include driveways, septic fields, bedding for large pipes, filter stone, dry wells, concrete slab bedding, residential drainage, and asphalt/concrete mix design.
Crushed Stone #67
- Size: less than 3/4 inch
- Uses include filler, road and slab base, residential drainage, paths and top layer for driveways.
Although the above list is a good guideline for choosing the correct crushed stone, the choice can still be daunting. If you have any doubt about which crushed stone is suitable for your job, contacting a professional is essential. Our team of aggregate experts will provide valuable insight as well as answer any questions you might have.
To find out more about ReAgg and how we can help with your next project, give us a call. We would be happy to help.