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22 05, 2017

Gravel Driveways: How to Get Started

By | 2017-05-22T14:44:59+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Gravel|0 Comments

If you've been thinking about installing a gravel driveway, you may be wondering if you can pull it off on your own, and what exactly is involved in this process. While a very skilled do-it-yourselfer may be able to handle this project, it's crucial to understand the steps that are involved before getting your hands [...]

22 05, 2017

Asphalt vs. Concrete: Which is Better?

By | 2017-05-22T12:50:19+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Asphalt|0 Comments

When it comes to hard surfaces for driveways and other similar applications you generally have two choices: asphalt or concrete. Although both types of materials create similar surfaces, there are some key differences that need to be considered before making a final decision on what to work with. Some of the considerations you have to take [...]

22 05, 2017

Why Do I Need Crushed Stone Under Concrete?

By | 2017-05-22T12:19:13+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Crushed Stone|0 Comments

When working with concrete slabs, it's important to take the appropriate steps to ensure that it lasts for many years to come. In order to get the most use out of your concrete slabs, you need to add a layer of crushed stone beneath it first. Placing crushed stone under concrete serves several purposes and [...]

22 05, 2017

How Much Crushed Stone Do I Need For My Driveway?

By | 2017-05-22T11:16:05+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Crushed Stone|0 Comments

Crushed stone is an excellent material to use for driveway applications. When the stone is crushed, it has rough edges and surfaces that create friction when a vehicle is driven over it, making it one of the ideal materials for driveways. In addition, crushed stone driveways are natural and rustic in appearance, and come at [...]

22 05, 2017

Should I Use Stone Dust or Sand Between Patio Pavers?

By | 2017-05-22T11:40:28+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Sand, Stone Dust|0 Comments

The question about using stone dust versus sand between patio pavers has plagued homeowners for years. There are pros and cons to using both materials and it's important to review all aspects before choosing the best material for your patio project. Using Sand Between Patio Pavers Sand between pavers will compact to a degree, yet still [...]

21 05, 2017

Crushed Stone vs. Quarry Process vs. Stone Dust

By | 2017-05-21T21:27:47+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Crushed Stone|0 Comments

There are many construction projects that require the use of stone or its derivatives. Whether you are a construction company buying stone by the truckload or a homeowner laying a new patio, it's important to know your options. Understanding the difference between some of the more common types of manufactured stone, crushed, quarry process and [...]

21 05, 2017

Buying Crushed Concrete for Driveways & Patios

By | 2017-05-21T20:50:28+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Crushed Concrete|0 Comments

When old structures made of concrete are renovated or demolished, the companies specializing in the field of concrete recycling collect this material from demolition sites and put it through a crushing plant to create a new end product: crushed concrete or recycled concrete aggregate (RCA). Many people prefer to use this type of crushed stone because they are [...]

21 05, 2017

The Complete Riprap Stone Sizes Guide

By | 2017-05-21T17:37:59+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Riprap Stone|0 Comments

Riprap stone refers to rock that has been initially crushed and then screened. This type of gravel is extremely rugged, and does not get washed away or immersed in the soil easily. As a result, it is often used in construction or for commercial applications. Riprap stone sizes vary from between four to nine inches, and [...]

19 05, 2017

Samuel Braen, Jr. Inducted into the NJAPA Hall of Fame

By | 2017-05-19T11:26:22+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Hall of Fame was established to recognize and honor individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to the asphalt pavement industry leading to innovations in the production and placement of asphalt pavement, in the usage of asphalt as a paving material, and in the general advancement and recognition of [...]

17 05, 2017

Best Crushed Stone for Patios

By | 2017-05-17T23:32:11+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Crushed Stone|0 Comments

If you're considering re-doing your patio, you definitely want to consider working with crushed stone. Crushed stone can easily support the weight of heavy patio furniture and barbecues made with cast iron. It's durability and beauty can truly help you make the most of your outdoor living area. You can make a nice seating area by removing [...]