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Gravel

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Gravel is an aggregate of small stones. Natural sand and gravel are generally found in rivers and stream valleys where they have been deposited by water, ridges and hills. Sand and gravel are also found where they were left behind by receding glacial action and subsequently altered by erosive forces. Large deposits of gravel are common and are a result of weathering and erosion. When large deposits are not available, gravel can be created by crushing rocks such as limestone, sandstone or basalt. Quarries where gravel is found are often called gravel pits. The United States has extensive gravel deposits and is the top producer of gravel worldwide.

Uses of Gravel

Gravel is widely used in the construction industry for a variety of purposes. About half of gravel used in construction is used to make concrete for:

Road Construction
Mixing with Asphalt
Construction Fill
Concrete Blocks, Bricks and Pipes

It is also used for:

Landscaping
Roofing Shingles
On Icy Roads
Railroad Ballast
Water Filtration

Quality Gravel

For any construction project, quality materials are a must. At Shoreline, we pride ourselves in providing top quality materials and customer service. When planning your next construction project, contact us to find out which of our gravel products will best meet your construction needs.

Pea Gravel

3/8" round, multicolor.

This material is commonly used for:

Backfill Non-corrugated Pipe
Dog runs
Play Areas

3/4" Clean Gravel

This material is the most commonly used for:

Pipe Backfill
Foundation Walls
Drainage
Concrete mix

Landscape Stone

Available in several sizes to enhance the landscape around residential and commercial properties.
This is also referred to as stone mulch, chips, decorative gravel, pebbles and landscape gravel.
They are used primarily as ground cover in flower beds and around shrubs.

Boulders

Our boulders come in many different colors, styles and textures.
The boulders range in varying sizes: softball ball sizes and larger, depending on the product selected.
Perfect for creek beds, ponds and gardens.

Cobblestones

We carry cobblestone from 4 to 8 or 8 to 12 in size range.
Perfect for Creek Beds, ponds and gardens.

1” Granite Ballast

Railroad ballast is mainly used for a base for railroad tracks.
Granite Ballast provides track stability, drainage, and support of significant loads carried by railcars.

2” Granite Ballast

Railroad ballast is mainly used for a base for railroad tracks.
Shoreline Granite Ballast provides track stability, drainage, and support of significant loads carried by railcars.