Concrete Aggregates

Aggregates are the materials in the inert granular form and these include the crushed stone, gravel and sand. When mixed with the Portland cement and water, these become the essential ingredients when it comes to the making of concrete. If one wants the mix of good concrete, the aggregates have to be clean and hard. The particles have to be strong and there has to be the absence of clay coatings and the absorbed chemicals. There should also be the absence of fine materials that are responsible for causing the deterioration of the concrete.

Concrete aggregates come in various types :

Aggregates can be classified according to their size, origin, mode of fragmentation and composition. In order to harness their maximum potential at the time of construction, it is critical to understand the different types of concrete aggregates and their uses. To provide our clients with the convenience and flexibility they need and desire, we offer a variety of concrete aggregate materials as follow :

  • Crushed Stone- These products are obtained by extracting rocks and crushing them to the desired size and texture. Rock sources can be igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic. It can be used to build sand traps on golf courses and in the construction of buildings and roads.
  • Sand - Nature provides sand, which is composed of many different types of stone and mineral particles. Its composition depends on its source and its size. It can be used for the construction of roads or for the manufacture of concrete when creating or restoring beaches, sports surfaces, race tracks, and other recreational facilities.
  • Gravel - Gravel deposits are produced by a natural process of moisture and erosion and offers excellent control over erosion and in the filtration and drainage of water. It can be used for constructing roads, producing concrete, or for decorative and aesthetic purposes.