Why Are Stones Called Aggregates?

Numerous substances are utilized to create structures in society as we know it. Stone is one of these important materials otherwise known as aggregates. Delta Aggregate details interesting information about stone, its source, and its uses below.
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Bedrock is the material of origin when producing crushed stone. Only certain bedrock is sufficient to be used as aggregate rocks because some are too soft and porous while others have too much of a chemical reaction. If the bedrock is adequate for extraction then the stone usually needs to be drilled and blown up to be shattered. After the rock has exploded, the stone may still be too big. In this case, an additional breaking of the stone might be necessary. Equipment such as drop balls and hydraulic hammers are among the various mechanical implements that are often chosen to get the next job done. Once the bedrock is broken down successfully, the pieces can be removed in the identical manner as sand and gravel. 

The way aggregate is processed typically encompasses bringing the materials to a plant where they are crushed, screened, washed, stockpiled, and loaded. After the stone undergoes a primary crusher, the compressed matter is then transported by a conveyer to a surge pile. At the bottom of the surge pile is a tunnel gate that discharges the crushed stone at a continuous frequency onto a conveyor belt. Afterward, it is sent to a secondary crusher and screening system for even more crushing and then assigned into categories according to size. Stones that are still unfavorable in size must once again repeat the crusher and screening operation.

People may wonder what makes the tedious process that the bedrock endures so worthwhile. The fact is that civilization has become quite dependent on it!  Aggregates such as stone are sought-after for foundations, concrete blocks, brick, mortar, shingles, steel, glass, and asphalt. It is also ideal for erecting and supporting buildings (both residential and commercial), sidewalks, parking lots, highways, bridges, power generation facilities, filtration systems, as well as wastewater collection and treatment systems.

Delta Aggregate is the go-to company for an abundance of quality aggregates including stone. We have modern equipment and materials that satisfactorily meet Army Corp and FDOT specifications. Delta Aggregate is situated at 9025 S Church Road Immokalee, Florida, and may be reached by calling (815) 791-8377. When you do business with us, there is no middleman as a go-between. Please stop by our acclaimed establishment and speak with our experienced staff regarding your building needs.

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