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:
Mixing with Asphalt
Concrete Blocks, Bricks and Pipes
It is also used for:
On Icy Roads
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.
3/8" round, mutli color.
- Backfill non-corregated pipe
- Dog runs
- Play areas
This material is the most commonly used for pipe backfill, foundation walls for drainage and Concrete mix.
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.
Perfect for creek beds, ponds and gardens. Our boulders come in many different colors, styles and textures.
Perfect for Creek Beds, ponds and gardens. We carry cobblestone from 4" to 8" or 8" to 12" in size range. Our boulders come in many different colors, styles and textures.
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.
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.