What Are Aggregates?
Usually consisting of granular materials such as sand, gravel, and crushed stone, aggregates are essentially an assortment of rocks. Aggregates can consist of materials from the size of a sesame seed to boulder-sized rocks, depending on the requirements for the job. Wellers Hill Hardware stock aggregates in a variety of sizes and including 5mm, 10mm, 20mm, and 40mm.
What Are Aggregates Used For?
Aggregates can be used behind walls and around pipes for support and to strengthen structures. As the main component of concrete, aggregates are used in many everyday structures including roads and bridges. They also serve multiple purposes in landscaping and residential construction. They can be used in the making of driveways or as a hardstand.
Aggregates are recycled concrete products that represent good value and can be delivered in small or large quantities.
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What Are Aggregates In Construction?
Aggregates in construction can be made from a variety of materials including sand, gravel, broken stone, slag recycled concrete burned shale and burned clay.
Aggregates have a range of applications in construction. They are often used as drainage for septic drains, roadside drains and fountain drains. Aggregates can also be used as a base material for roads, railroads, and foundations.
Aggregates are usually mixed with an adhesive such as cement, lime or bitumen to create concrete or mortar.
Why Are Aggregates Used In Concrete?
Aggregates make up 60 – 80% of all concrete. The aggregates are held together by cement and act as a structural filler in the concrete. Aggregates are highly economical. Using larger aggregates while mixing concrete will lower the cost as you will need less cement which is the more expensive component of the two.
Aggregates serve as a reinforcement in concrete to add strength and stability. It can also add volume and create resistance to wear and erosion. Fine aggregates create concrete with a smoother surface. Concrete made from finer aggregates can be used to make thin concrete slabs and small structural elements. Large aggregates are more suited for use in the concrete used to make larger structural appendages.
This is because aggregates give volume, strength, and stability to the concrete. This larger the aggregates, the higher the aggregate to cement ratio will be.
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