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EVERYDAY ITEMS MADE FROM AGGREGATES
Aggregates – more commonly known as sand, stone, and gravel – are found in more places than you might think! From hospitals and schools to highways and even your home, aggregates are used in many areas to provide a strong foundation. Keep reading to see 5 everyday items that you probably didn’t know are made from or with aggregates!
WHAT IS QUARRYING?
Quarrying is the process of removing or extracting rock, sand, gravel or other minerals from the earth in order to use them to produce materials for construction or other uses. Other names for quarries might be pits, open mines, or surface mines.
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.