When planning your next project, you may be choosing among a few different materials. If you’re thinking about redoing a driveway or road surface, gravel and asphalt millings might be two options. Today we’ll break down some aspects to consider when choosing a building substance that’s perfect for what you need. Visit our blog for more information on different materials and projects for your home or business.

Gravel is crushed stone and is made up of unconsolidated rock fragments. It’s typically made up of sandstone, limestone or basalt. It can be used for a variety of purposes from building houses and driveways to filtering water. Asphalt millings are commonly considered recycled asphalt pavement, i.e. they’re former asphalt projects, like roads, that have been crushed. Because no new materials are being created, asphalt millings are typically a cost saver.

As far as sustainability goes, asphalt might be the choice for you. If you’re working on credits toward your LEED certification, using asphalt millings is an excellent eco-friendly choice that will earn you some points in that area. Some projects, like commercial parking lots, might even win your business some tax credits! For more information on sustainable building options, visit our website.

Gravel requires usual road maintenance to control dust, maintain surface levels, extend its lifespan, and ensure safe driving conditions. Asphalt requires little to no maintenance over its lifespan. It also hardens and strengthens as it ages and produces less dust and mud than gravel over time.

Both gravel and asphalt millings are excellent materials with their own strengths. Whichever one you choose, Y Rock Trucking is here for you. We can easily provide both for your home or business project and are happy to advise you on which we think would be best based on your needs. Visit our website for a free quote; we can’t wait to work with you.

Y Rock Trucking is one of the most trusted names in construction and material hauling in Polk County, Florida. Based in Dundee, we proudly serve all areas of Polk County, including—but not limited to— Bartow, Winter Haven, Auburndale, Lake Wales, Frostproof, Lakeland, Fort Meade, and Lake Alfred. We have fill dirt, rip rap, clay, milled asphalt, crushed concrete, road base, and more! Plus, we offer many services, such as land clearing, grading, leveling, drainage ditches, ponds and canals.