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Aggregates 101

Wednesday March 3, 2021 comments Tags: aggregates, construction materials

Aggregates 101

Aggregate is essentially a fancy word for dirt. There are, however, many different types of aggregates and each type has a different purpose. An aggregate is composed of one or more kinds of rock fragments to form one collection of material. Construction aggregate specifically includes types of aggregate from coarse, to medium-grained particle-material. The categories of aggregates include gravel, sand, recycled concrete, topsoil, ballast, and geosynthetic aggregates (synthetic products commonly used in civil engineering... Read More