Uses of Aggregates in Construction

Aggregates can be used for many different projects within the construction sector. In concrete, an aggregate is used for its economy factor, to reduce any cracks and most importantly to provide strength to the structure. In roads and railway ballast, it is used to help distribute the load and assist in ground water running off the road.

How does it work in concrete?

An aggregate is an essential part of making concrete and is used for many different reasons. The benefits include; reduction of cracking, improve the structure, and help with water drainage.

If the size of the aggregates used is small, there is a requirement for more binding material which increases the cost. Conversely, more aggregate use will result in a wastage of the binding material. As a result, most concrete features a mixture of coarse and fine aggregate to eliminate the problems mentioned above. This also creates a premium product that is competitive on price.

How to make sure you get the right one for your home

If you are making improvements to your garden or driveway, you will probably be thinking about what aggregates you will use to make your concrete.

Fine aggregates, which are less than 5mm in size, are available at Mone Bros and can be used for a range of different applications. We sell them in bulk bags or loose, depending on your needs and do delivery. Fine sand should be used for render or mortar, whilst a soft sand can be used for concreting jobs. Coarse aggregates are around 20mm in size and are also available. Speak to one of our team at Bramhope if you are unsure what quantities you require.

If you would like to know more about the aggregates we provide at Mone Bros for domestic and commercial projects across Yorkshire and the rest of the UK, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team today. We can deliver anywhere across the UK and have experienced professionals who can advise on the quantities required for your projects.


Go Back