About Dirk Braen

Dirk is a Project Manager at Braen Stone. He's an expert on a variety of construction materials and prides himself on helping the company meet the needs of companies large and small.

5 Tips Every Contractor Needs To Know About Rock Salt

Working as a rock salt contractor is a big responsibility. Your job is to get out on the roads before anyone else in order to eliminate snow and ice, and keep them safe for local drivers and pedestrians. You can only successfully do this, however, when you've got to correct rock salt on hand and [...]

By | 2018-09-10T14:40:27+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Blog, Rock Salt|0 Comments

Everything You Should Know Before Placing A Bulk Rock Salt Order

Think it’s too early to start thinking about buying rock salt? Think again! Old Man Winter will be knocking at our doorstep before you know it, and it’s important to be prepared for whatever he throws our way. New Jersey tends to experience very cold winters with heavy amounts of precipitation, and that results in [...]

By | 2018-09-10T14:37:37+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Blog, Rock Salt|0 Comments

How Much Rock Salt Really Costs

Every winter, countless NJ home and property owners are plagued by problems related to snow and ice. Because it's so effective at lowering the freezing temperature of water, rock salt has traditionally been the perfect solution for eliminating the ice problem. Rock salt has also remained a staple throughout the northeast because it's generally available [...]

By | 2018-09-10T14:36:55+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Blog, Rock Salt|0 Comments

Common Agricultural Lime Uses & Their Benefits

Limestone is a staple for many construction and landscaping projects in NJ and throughout the world, but the naturally occurring and extremely versatile material is used for a whole lot more than just building. Anyone with even the most slightly green thumb can benefit from working with agricultural lime. Generally known as aglime, this finely crushed [...]

By | 2018-02-12T15:42:53+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Agricultural Limestone|0 Comments

Where to Find Certified Clean Fill Near Me

When it comes to construction and landscaping, you can't rely on just any fill dirt to get the job done. Although all dirt may seem like essentially the same thing on the surface, there are some materials that are of a superior quality than others. Because fill dirt needs to be safe and reliable, it's very important [...]

By | 2018-02-12T13:52:43+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Fill Dirt|0 Comments

Crushed Stone Calculator: Easy to Use Online Tool

Are you planning on using crushed stone for an upcoming landscaping or construction job? Regardless of the size or scope of the project, one of your primary concerns will have to do with taking measures to ensure that you purchase the right amount of materials. Using a crushed stone calculator removes any concern you might [...]

By | 2018-01-30T14:51:58+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Crushed Stone|0 Comments

The Definitive Guide to Using Recycled Asphalt Pavement

Even when high-quality asphalt is used to pave a surface, it will not last forever. With the passage of time, roadways, parking lots, and driveways need to be re-surfaced with more asphalt. Unfortunately, this practice can be wasteful and harmful to the environment. This is one of the many reasons why recycled asphalt pavement (sometimes [...]

By | 2018-01-30T11:19:16+00:00 January 26th, 2018|RAP|0 Comments

The Advantages of Using Recycled Concrete Aggregate

Recycled concrete is a newly popular material for contractors. If you have ever wondered what happens to all of the leftover concrete after a building is torn down, recycled concrete is your answer. In the past, the waste from this type of demolition would end up in a landfill, taking up space as a non-biodegradable [...]

By | 2018-01-30T16:27:20+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|RCA|0 Comments

Pea Gravel vs. Sand: Prices & Uses

Pea gravel vs. sand is a common question. Both pea gravel and sand are very popular materials for use in landscaping and recreational applications. There has been some debate between homeowners, however, with regard to which is more desirable. Just a few moments of browsing through online forums may leave you feeling confused about which [...]

By | 2018-01-30T12:03:58+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Pea Gravel, Sand|0 Comments