Garden, crushed and ground aggregate materials provide the fill, grading, drainage and surface materials required for any number of projects, and we can deliver whatever you may need. Not sure what will work best for your project? Call us today – with over 20 years of landscaping and construction experience, we are happy to advise you about your selection!
From driveways, walkways, and paths to garden landscaping details, crushed stone is a very popular surface treatment because it offers nice color contrast, is relatively easy to install and maintain, and is economical. Loose fill driveways of crushed stone and gravel are popular because they give a sound surface, resist erosion, require minimal repair, and are inexpensive compared to other materials.
Calculating the materials you need
Figuring out how many yards of aggregate materials your project requires is very dependent upon your application. Some projects will require sub-grade, sub-base and/or base fill in addition to your desired top layer materials, so it is best to give us a call so we can be sure you will get all the right materials in all the right quantities for your unique project.
Standard crushed stone is the most common type of processed ground stone, and is typically pulverized granite, limestone or trap rock depending on where it has been harvested. A crushed stone driveway is usually done in a ¾” maximum size (there will be a mix of sizes from ¾” down to fine particles) which allows the stones to work in together tightly, gives good traction but is easier to walk over, and the stones are heavy enough to stay in place.
Gravel is a mixture of crushed rocks and sand which have been passed through a screening process.
Pea gravel is always popular for a more classic look, and newer colors allow for unique and creative flair. Its smooth, more rounded surface settles out nicely, is easy to drive or walk on, and it is available in a variety of colors to match architectural and personal styles. Ranging in colors from browns and tans, to shades of gray, white, and even yellow, this stone is perfect for all types of homes and gardens.
Like its pea gravel counterpart, River Rocks are smooth and further processed to a shiny finish making them vibrant and decorative, sometimes referred to as “round rock”. Common in garden pathways, garden bed cover or Zen Garden design, River Rock adds a beautiful change in texture amid other garden elements.
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