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 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 [...]
When trying to add value to your garage space, there are few alternatives as inexpensive and effective as weather stripping. Adding a weather strip around the perimeter of your garage has three primary benefits. First, the weather stripping will help keep moisture out of your garage. Second, it will act as an insulator during cold months. Lastly, weather stripping your [...]
Water damage is a serious threat for every homeowner. However, many make the critical mistake of neglecting their home’s gutters. This mistake can make your home far more likely to experience major water damage. Not surprisingly, there are three questions homeowners often have about this problem.
What Problems Do Clogged Gutters Cause?
Dirty and clogged gutters can inhibit your home’s ability to [...]
Windows are a big purchase for any homeowner. They can enhance the beauty of your home, while also making your home more energy efficient. Below are the top 4 things to consider before buying new windows for your home.
Vinyl. Vinyl is a strong type of plastic material that is durable, can withstand weather and is energy efficient. It will never [...]
Like any other household appliance, window air conditioners require routine maintenance to keep running smoothly and prolong their lifespan. But before you call a technician for AC repair or maintenance, you should be aware that there are some basic steps you can take at home to clean and maintain your unit.
Here is a list of maintenance procedures that you can [...]
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.