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THE IMPORTANCE OF AGGREGATES
Have you ever stopped to think about the role sand and gravel play in your life?
Aggregates are the foundation of our economy and society. They are non-renewable resources such as sand, gravel and stone which everyone uses and benefits from every day. We live in homes and work in buildings built with aggregate; children in our communities go to schools built with aggregate; every one of us travel on sidewalks, roads and highways constructed from aggregate to reach our destinations safely. Believe or not, even the water we drink is filtered and purified by aggregate!
BULK BAGS FOR AGGREGATES
Are you planning a project that requires stone, sand or gravel? Do you need multiple types of materials in one tonne or cubic yard quantities?
AGGREGATES CALCULATOR: EASY TO USE ONLINE TOOL
Are you planning on using any gravel or stone for your next landscaping project or construction job? Regardless of the size or scope of the project, one of the first things that you will have to do is take measurements; this is to ensure that you will purchase the right amount of material. Measurements also allow for an accurate estimate or budget for the project.
REHABILITATION OF PITS & QUARRIES IN THE AGGREGATE INDUSTRY
What is Rehabilitation?
Aggregate extraction is an interim land use. Once all aggregate is extracted, the site is rehabilitated into such areas as productive wildlife habitats, recreational parks, golf courses or urban uses.
AGGREGATES IN ONTARIO – DID YOU KNOW?
Each year in Ontario we use approximately 170 million tonnes of aggregates, which translates to 14 tonnes per person. It is most obvious that we use sand, stone and gravel to build our homes, schools, roadways and other various infrastructure, but beyond that there are many lesser known uses. Did you know that aggregates are found in make-up, paint, glass, and various household cleaners? Even areas like our water filtration and sewage systems use aggregates. Aggregates are virtually everywhere, even if we can’t see them.