Crushed Stone

Which Product Is Best?

Every project is different, and consideration should be given to the general condition of the construction site, its drainage and usage. After that, some basic "rules of thumb" apply.

Even though we produce many sizes of crushed stone, these products can be broadly categorized into two groups. The first, "Clean Rock," consists of products that are clean and have little or no "fines" (smaller pieces) included in them. The other group may contain smaller particles down to and including dust.

Clean Rock

Clean Rock is used to make concrete, chip seal a road, fill a lateral line or to add a decorative touch to landscaping projects. These materials are coarse, do not compact, and are excellent in drainage applications.

Base Materials

Products that include fines are commonly referred to as "Base Materials" and are best for roads, parking lots or driveway projects. The fines in the product act as a binder, holding the rock together and making a compacted, sturdy base. Clean Rock lacks that binder and will not compact.

Clean Rock and Base Materials Table (Download PDF)

Clean Rock

Product Name

Common Application

3/8" #2 Cover Chips, 5/8" #3 Cover Chips

Chip seal county roads

1" #67, 1 1/2" #57

Ready-mixed concrete

1 1/2" Coarse Stone

Lateral lines, septic tanks

3", 4", 6" Surge

Construction entrances, fill boggy areas

Riprap

Large stone used for erosion control

Base Materials

Product Name

Common Application

Screenings

Non-specification material for walking paths, light traffic

Crusher Run

Non-specification material for roads and parking lots

1 1/2" ODOT Base Type A

State specification base material

Sand

Product Name

Characteristic

Common Application

Concrete Sand

Clean, washed coarse sand that meets ASTM C33 specifications

Mixing in concrete

Masonry Sand

Clean, washed, fine sand

 

(our finest sand)

Mixing into grout to lay bricks

 

Screened Fill Sand

Clean washed, fine sand

Standard bedding material, volleyball courts, play sand

Unscreened Fill Sand

Unwashed fine sand

Filling holes

Dolese Special Sand

A finer version of concrete sand

Mixing in concrete

Other Products