Aggregate

Use sand to "seat" large materials such as rock. It can fill empty spaces such as cracks (2" to 6") between tiles. Use it to treat roads and driveways in winter weather so you don't slip and fall. Sand mixed with our area's "dirt" loosens the clay, thus preventing clumping. (This is useful for gardeners.) And you can use sand to fill your child's sandbox or play area!

Gravel is perfect for surface traction and to support bulky items such as drainpipes or roads. It is also a favorite in landscaping because it creates pleasant walkways that drain well.

Screened gravel discretely sorts into sizes, such as 3/8" or 3/4", give or take a bit. It is mainly free of dust and dirt.

Crushed gravel is created by taking stones and crushing them into smaller pieces. It includes dust and dirt and is therefore best for indiscriminate uses such as road surfaces.

Drain rock in small sizes is used for drainage because it is round and therefore full of spaces through which water can flow.

The large rock is suitable for decorative and structural elements such as rock walls, rock paths, rock patios, rock steps, and so on.

Fill is what it sounds like: dirt that comes straight from the gravel pit. No cleaning screening, or other treatment.

 

Pit run has more rocks than fill.

 

Fill has more clay than pit run and is therefore more binding.

Topsoil is what makes grass, bushes, veggies, and flowers grow. We supply it as screened (no rocks) or with some stones. You pick up or we deliver. We can also prepare the surface and spread the topsoil for you.

Equipment

Here's a gallery of the many pieces of equipment we use and have available for your project. (We supply the operator.)

A straight truck is commonly known as a dump truck and is used to move large quantities of loose material such as sand, gravel, or rock.

A belly dump has a funnel-shaped floor for unloading through the bottom. Ours distributes payload in two streams from side to side.

A bobcat is a small tractor on either tracks or wheels and with a front loader. It can climb over rough terrain, turn in a tight circle, pull or push, and lift.

A wheel loader is essentially a large, powerful bobcat.

An excavator uses its front scoop to move material and dig holes and trenches. Being on tracks instead of tires, it can tackle challenging terrain. Its "thumb" allows it to grasp ungainly items such as tree trunks and boulders. A backhoe is a small excavator.

A water truck spreads water over a road to keep the dust down. It can also be a backup reservoir during extensive burns.

A boom truck has a crane to load and unload bulky items that it transports.

A packer has a massive (5,000-lb.) water-filled cylinder that packs down loose material such as sand, dirt or gravel by vibrating as it rolls.

A lowboy has a lowered flatbed used to transport bulky items and heavy equipment. We also have a car carrier and a tilt deck. 

A grader has a powerful blade that levels and smooths areas such as roadbeds and parking lots.

 
 
 
 
 

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