Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some common questions that customers have.
Guniting is the most effective process of repairing concrete work which has been damaged due to inferior work or other reasons. It is also used for providing an impervious layer. The gunite is a mixture of cement and sand, the usual proportion being 1:3
A type of granite or limestone crushed or shaped to work well in wall construction. The different sizes provide a special "look" when placed in cages or baskets as part of the wall structure.
A common technique is to use the same size of stone in a cage. Arranging these cages in rows or sections of the wall can be quite effective.
Crusher Run or Crush 'n' run is a mix of crushed gravel and fine sand. Due the shapes involved, it is used for compaction, not drainage.
HL or Hot Load type stones have been sized for use in asphalt products. The higher the number, the larger the aggregate to add to asphalt to provide a road surface. HL8 is often used for high traffic areas that support heavy trucks. The aggregate is often up to 1" size. An HL3 size is often used to provide a much smoother surface. Sizes can be mixed in layers.
Concrete Gravel - A mixture of washed concrete sand and 1/4"-3/4" crushed stone (HL8).
Granular A - A mixture of sand and crushed stone. Particle sizes no larger than 1 inch.
Granular B (1" Minus) - A mixture of sand and round stone. Particle sizes are up to 1 inch.
Granular B (2" Minus) - A mixture of sand and round stone. Stone sizes are up to 2 inches.
Granular B (2" Crushed) - A mixture of sand and crushed stone. Stone sizes are up to 2 inches.
3/4" Clear (Crushed)
3/4" Clear (Rounds) - Used for drainage.
HL Stones - Crushed stone sized for asphalt production.
They will come as separate deliveries to avoid mixing in the truck and allow for individual placement.
As long as you have provided detailed instructions for the placement of the materials you do not need to be there. However you may be contacted if there are any questions at the time of delivery.
This is a question we get asked all the time. The products on the website are ones we stock and handle all of the time. We do have access to a wide variety of other products. Please contact us, we would be pleased to look into it.
The delivery pricing may be different for some products because not all of the product come from the same location.
We are sorry that product availability is sometimes limited because the source of the material is not present locally.
A yard is a cubic yard, as in 1 yard long, 1 yard wide and 1 yard deep. When talking topsoil you measure the area you want to cover and then estimate how thick you want to spread the soil. you can measure area in whatever unit is more comfortable as in metres or yards. The depth can be inches or centimetres. Our calculator will handle converting the number of yards you need.
Fines is a term referring to the fine powder found in materials such as limestone after being crushed.
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