Whilst not something that a layman considers very often, aggregates are some of the most important materials on a construction site. Learn more about PRS Recycled Aggregate and see what we have to offer, and how it can improve your site’s performance while being eco-friendly and a cost-effective solution.
Aggregates are some of the more understated aspects of a construction project, whilst being one of the most important features. We supply the following 6F2, 6F5, 6N, recycled type 1, and Infill sand so get in touch for more details on any of these aggregate materials.
“Aggregates” is a broad term for any material that companies use in the construction and building industry, typically referring to crushed or pulped materials that companies use to fill a space such as gravel and sand. There are lots of uses for aggregates in a wide variety of projects, with aggregate making up a significant proportion of concrete, providing drainage solutions and acting as a major part of road construction processes.
There are two major forms of aggregates, the first of which is quarried aggregate. Whilst this allows companies to get a very specific form of aggregate made from a specific type of rock, this isn’t the most environmentally friendly option. PRS Group has a longstanding commitment to using recycled aggregates such as those coming from the demolition of existing structures. This guarantees a high-grade of aggregate for sites to use whilst protecting the world around us.
Depending on the specific site and goal of your work, there are several different types of aggregate that companies use. These include both primary and recycled aggregates, such as:
Pea gravel is a naturally forming aggregate that wears down over time as a result of being in a fast-moving waterway. The individual pebbles break down into uniform chunks as they get blasted by the force of the water, developing into pea-sized pebbles that are ideal for aggregate. The bright colours of pea gravel are perfect for landscaping and driveways or as a base layer for paving stones in a garden.
Clean limestone refers to limestone chips that are washed down to remove any dust or finer particles from the aggregate. This is easy to manufacture due to the low cost of limestone and the simplicity of the process and is a perfect topper for your project due to its clean and simple look. Limestone also works as a base layer for buildings thanks to its strength, making it a highly versatile option for any organisation.
Crushed concrete and brick are an aggregate that comes from existing structures and their materials being crushed. These are two separate aggregate products with very similar origins, with people choosing crushed concrete and brick to provide both structure and drainage. Aggregate from crushed building material provides a solid foundation at the bottom of a landscape such as underneath topsoil, whilst providing plenty of space for drainage between the individual chunks.
Other options include recycled ballast, sand and gravel and gabion stone. Contact PRS Group if you have any other aggregate solutions in mind for your project. Our fleet of vehicles can supply you with loads of up to 20 tonnes at a time, so we can support anything from vast commercial projects to smaller domestic construction projects.
If you require aggregate for your project, get in touch with PRS Group today for your 6F2, 6F5, 6N, recycled type 1 and Infill sand supplies. Our friendly team of experts can offer you advice on the perfect aggregate for your project and offer you a free site survey and quote for your project. For any further advice, contact PRS Group today and see how we can help you with all of your aggregate needs.