Atlas Roll-Off has years of experience in the industry and is a trusted distributor of construction gravel. We also distribute many other types of crushed stone aggregates throughout the greater NYC area, including Brooklyn and Queens. Construction gravel, which is also known as construction aggregate, is a category of particulate materials that covers a broad range of sizes. Sand, crushed stone, slag or recycled concrete are all types of materials you can find in an aggregate. We supply all types gravel for use during construction projects to customers across the NYC area. So please, give us a call today for more information. The number for our office is (718) 345-6451. When you call, we can provide you with a free estimate! And when you turn to us, get on-time delivery!
What is Construction Gravel?
Aggregates are simply a component of composite materials and serve as a reinforcement to add strength to the overall composite material. It is very popular on construction sites due to this simple benefit, but in general this material has many great uses. Foundations, roads and railroads commonly used construction gravel aggregate as a base material. This is due to the stability the gravel provides for the workers to build upon. It is also a low-cost material to work with and binds well with concrete and asphalt, which are more expensive materials to work with.
Construction Gravel Sources
Using gravel for various construction projects is very common. It is even pretty great to use for your home driveway! There are three main areas that are of note when it comes to the sources and they are:
- Mining of mineral aggregate deposits: sand, gravel and stone.
- Waste slag used after the manufacturing of iron and steel
- Recycling of concrete
A large majority of the aggregate used is supplied through those areas. However, there are some other more minor materials that are used more so as specialty lightweight aggregates. This includes clay, pumice, perlite and vermiculite. The popularity of construction gravel is mainly due to its cheap costs. It is also highly flexible with the projects it can be used in, which makes it even more popular. It can be sourced from various locations and is most effectively used with both concrete and asphalt.
Modern Production of Construction Gravel
Modern blasting techniques spawned the creation of quarries around the world. Effective methods were put in place to extract many different types of bedrock deposits. Quality materials to use in construction, such as marble, granite and limestone, do not exist. But sand and gravel are much more readily available. Many mine those materials for aggregate use. It is also easy to ship construction aggregate to places that need it. And do so at a cost-effective rate. Aggregate may not be a large scale solution for the lack of better materials. However, it work great for many applications.
Call Today For A Delivery Quote
Atlas Roll-Off has years of experience in this field and provides trusted and reliable gravel delivery services to those across the tri-state New York area. We are located at 895 Essex Street, Brooklyn, NY, which is a great location to serve those across the NYC area.
For more information about our crushed stone and gravel delivery services, please contact us today. Our number is (718) 345-6451. We will provide you with the necessary information to help you complete your next project and answer any questions you may have regarding our services. We can even provide you with a free quote. And on top of affordable construction gravel, we can also provide you with dumpers for rent. So please, do not hesitate to reach out! We look forward to helping you with your upcoming project!