Many people love their gravel roads for various reasons. Gravel roads often reduce traffic speed, making them ideal for those looking to slow speed on their property. In addition, many like the appearance of gravel roads, since they are much more quaint than regularly paved roads. Gravel roads need to be continually maintained, but many consumers find the money they save initially, by not having the road fully paved, worthwhile.
Many people working on construction projects for the first time are confused about the difference between aggregate and gravel. Aggregate encompasses many coarse particulates, from sand to recycled concrete to gravel itself. So gravel is a subcategory of aggregate? Exactly! That's the real difference between gravel and aggregate, which you may sometimes hear used seemingly interchangeably. Gravel is aggregate, but aggregate is not necessarily gravel. When offered aggregate, specify gravel. When offered gravel, think aggregate.
If you are going to be doing some roof work on your home, you are going to need certain equipment and tools. With these items, repairing your roof will not be as difficult or as dangerous.
Steel Extension Ladder with Hook
In order to get onto your roof, you are going to need to use a ladder. Normal ladders can push off [...]
Slate is a great roofing material because it can provide you and your home with a whole host of benefits. You should use slate on your roof because it is weather resistant, fireproof, and long lasting. These aspects of slate roofing will ensure that you have a roof that is appropriate for any climate and will be able to last [...]
Chimney sweeps perform a vital service for many, such as cleaning out soot and checking for carbon monoxide emissions from homes. However, they also have had an extremely interesting historical role in society, a tradition that continues right up until the present day. Here are three interesting bits of trivia that illustrate just how fascinating their profession is.
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As a contractor, you might assume that you need to buy as much equipment as possible for your business. Although it’s certainly true that having certain equipment on hand can help you run your business more efficiently, it’s still a good idea to rent equipment. If you’re still unsure, just consider these simple reasons — when you do, you’re sure [...]
If you live in a hot climate, the sun beating down on your roof can have a huge effect on how hot your home is. One of the most common roofing materials is asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles absorb a lot of heat, and they allow that heat to escape into a home. In fact, studies have shown that asphalt shingles [...]
So you have all of this leftover scrap iron and don’t know what to do with it. Let it sit in the garage and rust or throw it out? Well, if you’re one of those go-get-em do-it-yourselfers, then you realize that scrap iron is so easily molded and can be turned into almost anything. Here a few DIY scrap iron [...]
Often there is no change in completion time when gravel is used; sometimes gravel saves time. For example, all roads are constructed from paved gravel. If a contractor decides to create a gravel road, he will leave it unpaved. In this way, sometimes gravel can save time. However, gravel often takes more time to maintain throughout its lifespan; for example, gravel roads may lose rock over time and need to be replenished yearly.
The process of creating gravel is more involved than one might think. For example, not all rocks are considered appropriate material for gravel. Those that are include:
Gravel is a mixture of these broken and worn stone types and sand. To learn more about each type, please read our article titled, “Types of Construction Gravel,” available through the navigation bar.