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. Click Here To Use Our Handy Gravel Calculator 

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3 Reasons You Should Be Using Mulch

Do you use mulch in your yard? If you answered “no”, we have a second question—why not?  3 Reasons You Should Be Using Mulch. Mulch isn’t just a good-looking product to improve the appearance of your yard. Mulch has so many benefits that it doesn’t make sense NOT to use it. Look: Inhibits weed growth: Mulch helps keep those pesky weeds at bay. This may not be a big problem right now, during this cold, winter season, but come spring, those weeds will be popping up all over the place. Use mulch to decrease the number of weeds you must deal with. Mulch helps regulates soil temperature: This is a big deal when you live in a temperamental area like Maryland, Virginia & the Carolina’s. The temperatures here can fluctuate quickly just in a 24-hour period. Week to week, it’s anyone’s guess what the temperature will be. Mulch will help protect your plants from these fluctuations in temperature. Holds in moisture: Mulch will help the soil hold in moisture that is vital for your plants. This means less watering, which will be an especially good thing if we ever go back to those water bans. Though with the amount of rain we have already had this year, we may not have to worry about that this summer.
  • Inclusion These Are The 3 Reasons You Should Be Using Mulch
  1. Inhibits weed growth
  2. Regulates soil temperature
  3. Holds Moisture
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