Crushed limestone rock and crushed concrete rock might be similar and have some of the same uses, they’re not identical and do have their own strengths. Today we’ll break down the best uses for each material to clear up any confusion. Do you have a question for YRock Trucking about materials or projects? Contact us on our website.
First, we’ll define both materials. Limestone is a naturally-occurring rock found across most of the United States, including Florida. Limestone is commonly used as a building material, as a major component of Portland cement, as aggregate in concrete and as a white pigment or filler in paint.
Crushed concrete rock is aging concrete that has been crushed and recycled from previous construction. When old buildings, roads or sidewalks are torn down, they are taken to a recycling center to be repurposed into new projects. For more information on eco-friendly construction practices you can use with your own projects, visit our blog.
Crushed limestone can be used for road base, rip rap (erosion control), under construction slab, driveway gravel, and as a roofing gravel surface, to name a few uses. Crushed concrete can be used interchangeably for some of the same uses, with consideration for the appropriate hardness and engineering factors. Crushed concrete can also be used for road base, rip rip, and driveway gravel, though it will give a different look due to its recycled nature. It’s also appropriate for landscape gravel drainage.
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