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26 09, 2017

How Much Does a Crushed Stone Driveway Cost?

By | 2017-10-17T16:51:01+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Crushed Stone|0 Comments

Although asphalt is a common surfacing material for driveways, crushed stone is also a very popular, affordable and attractive option. As your driveway is a prominent feature in your landscape and serves as the path to invite visitors into your house, your driveway needs to be beautiful, welcoming, and well-maintained. To help determine if this is [...]

17 09, 2017

The Pros and Cons of a Gravel Driveway

By | 2017-10-16T13:37:38+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Gravel|0 Comments

The first thing people see when they approach your home is your driveway. It speaks about who you are and the pride you take in your landscape. With the rise in popularity of gravel driveways, many wonder if it may be a good fit for them and their lifestyle. As there are many options when [...]

14 09, 2017

Which Sand is Best for Playgrounds?

By | 2017-10-11T09:50:02+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Sand|0 Comments

For decades, sand has been a staple in play areas such as sandboxes, playgrounds and parks. Many of us have happy childhood memories of constructing castles or leaping off of swing sets into a soft pile of sand. In recent years some parents have begun to question whether sand for playgrounds is such a good [...]

13 09, 2017

Crushed Stone Buying Guide: Prices, Sizes & Uses

By | 2017-10-02T12:52:51+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Crushed Stone|0 Comments

Crushed stone is required for the vast majority of construction and landscaping projects. Affordable, practical and durable, crushed stone aggregate materials are able to perform a nearly infinite number of different functions required to ensure that such undertakings are successful and long-lasting. When making plans to move forward with a project, though, many people become overwhelmed [...]

9 09, 2017

Crushed Granite Calculator: Your Free Online Tool

By | 2017-10-16T15:08:49+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Crushed Stone|0 Comments

If you've been looking into superior landscaping materials, chances are that you've already read up on all of the amazing benefits that crushed granite has to offer. Not only is the stone aggregate extremely attractive (and available in a number of different color options), but it's also affordable, permeable, versatile and long-lasting. In other words, [...]

8 09, 2017

It Is with Great Sorrow That We Announce the Unexpected Passing of Harry Lutz

By | 2017-09-09T10:21:35+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

On Wednesday, September 6th, a loving wife lost her husband, two young children lost their father and we lost a valued member of our team. Harry will be greatly missed and remembered fondly. Harry joined Braen Supply in early 2013 as a regional salesman. He excelled at his career, driven by a natural competitive nature [...]

8 09, 2017

Building a Gravel Driveway in 7 Easy Steps

By | 2017-10-17T16:58:51+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Gravel|0 Comments

If you're looking to add charm, texture, dimension, and visual interest to your property, you may want to give some thought to installing a gravel driveway. Over the course of the past several years it, has become more popular for homeowners to utilize gravel when surfacing a driveway. Gravel offers many opportunities to make your [...]

1 09, 2017

Asphalt Driveway vs. Crushed Stone Driveway

By | 2017-10-16T13:33:46+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Asphalt, Crushed Stone|0 Comments

If you’re considering installing a new driveway, you're becoming aware of the number of different materials to choose from. Two of those most popular options are asphalt and crushed stone. Both options are extremely affordable and offer unique benefits to your landscape but the advantages of the 2 choices often sparks the debate of whether [...]

1 09, 2017

The Benefits of Using a Gravel Calculator

By | 2017-10-02T12:13:49+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Gravel|0 Comments

Having the ability to accurately calculate the amount of gravel to purchase for your project is of the utmost importance. Crunching the numbers and doing the math, though, can be complicated and time-consuming. The last thing you want is to make an error in your equations and end up with either too much or too little [...]

31 08, 2017

Recycled Asphalt Prices: Detailed Overview

By | 2017-10-09T12:28:42+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Asphalt, RAP|0 Comments

Although asphalt is an extremely popular material for a number of different paving projects, a growing number of people are becoming concerned with the environmental impact of manufacturing asphalt from our earth's natural resources. As a result, asphalt has quickly become the most recycled material in the entire United States. Sometimes referred to as reclaimed [...]