Crushed Stone: Your Complete Guide
Crushed Bluestone Gravel: Your Complete Guide
Here is your complete guide to Crushed Bluestone Gravel. Used for many purposes, crushed bluestone gravel is a versatile material. Those purposes range from base material for pavers and bricks to dressing up driveways or walking paths. The size of the crushed stone will determine what application it will be best used for.
What is Crushed Bluestone?
Crushed stone is a construction aggregate. This stone is created by blasting a rock formation. Then breaking down the rock into varying sizes using a rock crusher. Rounded Gravel is made by a natural process of weathering and erosion. Crushed stone is pointy and will lock together better than rounded gravel.
Crushed stone is one of the most accessible natural resources on the earth. Used in industries like construction, landscaping, and roadways to agriculture.
Crushed Bluestone Sizes
Here’s a list of crushed stone sizes and their best uses. These are the most common names: If you need specialty-sized gravel, please give us a call.
#57 Crushed stone– Sizes of about 3/4″. Works for concrete and asphalt mix, driveways, decorative landscaping, and French drains.
#3 Crushed stone – Sizes range from 2″ to 4″. Great for larger jobs, such as new driveways, muddy areas, construction, and drainage.
#21A/CR-6 Crushed stone– Made with a mixture of stone dust and #57 gravel. Called Crush and Run gravel. Used on gravel driveways, roads, and as a base for retaining walls and used to patch holes in gravel driveway areas. The dust mixes with the larger stone and compacts well. This will help the gravel stay in the hole.
#8 Crushed stone – Sizes about 3/8″, for driveways, pathways, concrete, and asphalt mix.
#10 Crushed stone dust – Screenings or dust. Best used for pavers, driveways, and for riding arenas.