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Create a beach retreat in your backyard with sand and gravel

Using sand, gravel, and rocks is a great way to create themes in your garden. One theme that you might consider is a beach retreat. A lot of us love going to the beach – the feeling of sand beneath our feet especially. You can recreate this feeling at home by making your very own seaside…

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Hardscaping and the Best Uses for Pea Gravel

Hardscaping and the Best Uses for Pea Gravel Pea gravel is so named for its similarity to peas in both size and smooth, round appearance.  It makes for a wonderful hardscaping addition to a variety of residential, commercial, industrial, and even public settings.  This versatile material can be used for both utilitarian purposes and as…

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Different Crushed Rock Pathway Ideas for Your Yard

Different Crushed Rock Pathway Ideas for Your Yard Many elements make up a complete yard space, from lush landscaping, to task-oriented and ambient lighting, to patios or decks for placing lounge furniture.  You might even include extras like a fire pit or water feature for added use value. First, however, you have to make sure…

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The benefits of using sand and gravel as landscaping alternatives

The benefits of using sand and gravel as landscaping alternatives When you are ready to change up the landscaping around your home or business, it is always wise to consider all of your options. Two of the more overlooked, yet some of the more versatile, landscaping components are sand and gravel. As far as landscaping…

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Crushed Stone Driveway Pros and Cons

Crushed Stone Driveway Pros and Cons Crushed stone is an ideal material for those looking to add a bit of aesthetic flair to their driveway without breaking the bank. However, it is important to research the pros and cons of such an investment before jumping into anything. Here to help with that is an outline…

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Types of Gravel Used in Construction

Types of Gravel Used in Construction Construction gravel, which comes from crushed limestone, is utilized to make a solid foundation. Whether you are making a driveway, patio or walkway in your own backyard, a gravel is a perfect choice. Bigger rocks are dug in a quarry and crushed into smaller pieces. The outcomes – construction…

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Asphaltic Recycled Concrete Paving Materials

When a roadway has reached a potential disrepair that cannot be addressed, the best thing that can be cone is ripping the surface up or replaced. Since asphalt surfaces have simple input materials, an old asphalt surface must be recycled, which can be used in paving projects and other materials for construction. How is Asphalt…

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CRUSHED STONE AND SAND AND GRAVEL IN THE FIRST QUARTER 2016

An estimated 270 million metric tons (Mt) of crushed stone was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the first quarter of 2016, an increase of 21% compared with that of the same period of 2015. The estimated annual output produced for consumption in 2015 was 1.33 billion metric tons (Gt), an…

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