Crushed aggregate, also known as rock aggregate, refers to a crushed stone product produced in quarries. In areas where natural sand and gravel aggregate deposits are insufficient to handle local demand, larger stones are processed in an impact crusher to create crushed rock aggregate.
By definition crushed stone is a construction aggregate. It is created by mining a suitable rock formation and then using a crusher to break down the stone into different sizes. Crushed stone differs from gravel in that gravel has a more rounded shape and is made by the natural processes of weathering and erosion.
Parts of crushed stone are commonly used as aggregates for ready mix concrete. Concrete plants keep large quantities of different parts of crushed stone on hand to make their concrete batches. Crushed stone with stone dust in it is highly compactable and is therefore commonly used when making any kind of base for construction.
Crushed Stone Grade 1-10. Generally, as the grade number goes up, the size of the stone goes down. #1 – The # 1 crushed stone grade is the largest of the crushed stone grades and includes stone between 2-4 inches long. This material is great for larger jobs or for filling in larger holes. #3 – This size of the stone ranges from 1/2 to 2 .
Pike’s construction aggregates are locally mined materials used in construction, including stone dust, sand, gravel, crushed stone, and recycled concrete.
COARSE AGGREGATE Consists of #5, #56, #57, #68, #78, and #8 crushed stone. These aggregate products are typically used in asphalt and concrete mixes, but can also be used for driveways and septic systems.