Numerous construction projects rely on stone or its byproducts for various renovations, including laying brick patios and more.
There are many types of stone products, including stone dust, quarry process, manufactured stone, and crushed, and which you select will typically depend on your project, so be sure to choose accordingly.
What is Stone Dust?
Dust, also known as grit, quarry dust, quarry screening, and decomposed granite, is one of the most commonly used stone byproducts. It is a looser, darker version of sand that is processed through a crushing machine, which in turn produces crushed stone. The machine’s screen traps the larger pieces of crushed stone, so only the smaller pieces of crushed stone are permitted through the screen. The smaller the holes in the screen, the finer the crushed stone.
How Stone Dust Is Used
Crushed stone is mostly used as a base for stone pavers during various small, home projects; however; since it is sturdy enough to withstand the pressure of stone pavers, has incredible drainage properties, and can also be smoothed, it can also be used for various other projects, including bricks in walkways and patios, horse arenas, biking and hiking trails, and more.
Due to its nonporous, sturdy surface, it not only protects the base of the area from moisture, thus preventing mold growth, but it also effectively prevents grass and weeds from springing up between the pavers.
When it is used with larger stones, it serves as a bonding agent, such as in driveways, cement asphalt for streets, and sidewalks.