Which Type of Gravel is Right for Your Project?

Here at Flesherton Concrete Products, our goal is to provide the very best in concrete and similar construction materials to help you make your project a success. One of the many materials we offer is gravel, which can be used as a component of concrete or as a standalone material in other applications. There are different types of gravel, and it can be tricky to know which is right for your project, but fortunately our team has put together this article to help you figure that out.

  • A Gravel- One type of gravel that is used for a wide variety of construction applications is known as A gravel. To be categorized as A gravel, all of the stone fragments have to pass through a 26.5 mm sieve, which means the rocks are very small. These smaller particles make A gravel ideal for applications in which you need to account for water and drainage, as they allow water to pass between the rocks easily.
  • B Gravel- Another type of gravel that our team offers is B gravel. In contrast to A gravel, the rocks in B gravel only have to pass through a 150 mm sieve, which means this gravel is a lot coarser in texture. Both A and B gravel include not just stone, but also things like clay and sand, in their mixes, which affects which applications they are best for. If you aren’t sure whether to use a gravel aggregate or crushed stone, we encourage you to consult with our experts.