Crushed stone is used for a wide variety of projects, from building roads to providing suitable drainage and from laying a base for pavers to enhancing the look of landscaping projects. There are so many uses for this versatile material, yet many people are unsure of what size they need when it comes to selecting the proper material for their project.
If you are baffled by the many options and are unsure of what size you need, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a listing of common uses for each size of stone so you can get a better idea of what each is commonly used for. We will also gladly discuss your project with you to provide you with recommendations about what types of materials and sizes are most appropriate to meet your needs.
For starters, it’s important to note some of the most common uses for this type of material in general, no matter what the size. Common uses include:
Base layer for pavers, brick, blocks or concrete in applications such as patios, sidewalks and driveways
Mixed with asphalt
Landscaping – decorative and as base layer material
Septic systems and dry wells
What exactly is this material, you may ask? Crushed stone is quarried and processed from a virgin natural source of volcanic extrusion igneous basalt, also known as trap rock.
When it comes to sizes, you will find options that typically range from stone dust (screenings) to about 2 ½”. Here are the most commonly found sizes of crushed stone and what you can use them for:
Dust (screenings) – This is a 1/4″ minus material that can be used to fabricate concrete pavers or blocks or it can be used as a base for pavers or blocks. It is […]