Whether your summer consists of landscaping or re-landscaping your property or you are embarking on an outdoor construction project, chances are pretty good that you will require crushed stone at some point in the process. This material comes in a selection of different sizes and is used in a wide variety of applications, from laying the base for driveways, walkways and patios to aiding in the drainage capacity of your property. The stone can also be used as a decorative element in landscaping design when placed around trees or within beds and is often a key element when making asphalt.
One of the first things you’ll need to determine when it comes to ordering crushed stone is what size you will need. The options abound in this category and range from a fine dust up to about 2 ½” inches or more. The size that you select will tell you approximately how large each of the stones is that make up the mix. Of course, each individual stone will vary slightly in size and will be uniquely shaped, so that not every single individual piece will be identical, but they will all be relatively uniform.
How do you determine what size stones you will need? Well, if you’re a professional landscaper or contractor, this is probably a relatively easy thing to do since you’ll have experience knowing what sizes work best, depending on the job at hand. If you are a homeowner or business owner and are having work performed by a professional, they will likely handle determining what size and how much you need, and may even do the ordering for you.
If you are tackling a project on your own, however, you may need to […]