How To Choose The Right Aggregates For Your Project

Aggregates are the cornerstone of any construction project with an eye for aesthetics. Making the correct choice for your project can optimise the quality and durability of your project. Perhaps ever its overall cost. This makes your choice of aggregates crucial to the finished project you are working towards.

With so many types of aggregates on offer though, how do you choose the right one for you?

Read on for our expert advice on how to choose the right aggregates for your project:

Size And Shape

The size and shape of your aggregates are vital considerations. These factors affect the strength and durability of the groundwork you are laying. As such, larger ones usually provide better strength and stability. Conversely, the smaller ones are more appropriate for precision work.

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Aggregate Supply

Your sources are also important. Making sure that your provider supplies you with high-quality materials is essential to the integrity of your project.

A trustworthy source of aggregates is, therefore, a must for any construction project. When you make a purchase, you should trust that what you buy is what you get.

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Consider The Types

There are a number of different types on offer. Each of these aggregates has its own unique properties and uses. That being said, most of them will originate from one of three sources:


Easy to procure; this material is generally used in high-precision projects that require fine-grained materials.

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Gravel / Crushed Stone

For more robust projects. Gravel is typically used in projects that require stronger materials, such as driveways.


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When selecting your aggregates, consider the specific properties and uses of each type. Then, put that knowledge to use in determining which is the best fit for your project.

Consider The Cost Of Your Aggregates

At this stage, you know what aggregate you want. However, it is important to balance your preferred aggregate against your overall budget. All projects are, after all, a compromise between money and time. Be sure to consider the different financial qualities of each of the materials available to you.

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Contact Us Today For High-Quality Aggregates

We at C.C. Haulage & Sons are committed to bringing you high quality aggregates at competitive prices. Whether your project is commercial or domestic, we are at your service. Contact us today to learn more about our aggregates as well as our many other services.

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