THE CONSTRUCTIONIST.

NOV

25

WHAT IS QUARRYING?

Quarrying is the process of removing or extracting rock, sand, gravel or other minerals from the earth in order to use them to produce materials for construction or other uses. Other names for quarries might be pits, open mines, or surface mines.



SEP

09

THE IMPORTANCE OF AGGREGATES

Have you ever stopped to think about the role sand and gravel play in your life?

Aggregates are the foundation of our economy and society. They are non-renewable resources such as sand, gravel and stone which everyone uses and benefits from every day. We live in homes and work in buildings built with aggregate; children in our communities go to schools built with aggregate; every one of us travel on sidewalks, roads and highways constructed from aggregate to reach our destinations safely. Believe or not, even the water we drink is filtered and purified by aggregate!



JUN

17

BULK BAGS FOR AGGREGATES

Are you planning a project that requires stone, sand or gravel? Do you need multiple types of materials in one tonne or cubic yard quantities?



MAR

14

AGGREGATES CALCULATOR: EASY TO USE ONLINE TOOL

Are you planning on using any gravel or stone for your next landscaping project or construction job? Regardless of the size or scope of the project, one of the first things that you will have to do is take measurements; this is to ensure that you will purchase the right amount of material. Measurements also allow for an accurate estimate or budget for the project.



AUG

14

REHABILITATION OF PITS & QUARRIES IN THE AGGREGATE INDUSTRY

What is Rehabilitation?

Aggregate extraction is an interim land use. Once all aggregate is extracted, the site is rehabilitated into such areas as productive wildlife habitats, recreational parks, golf courses or urban uses.



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