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What Are The Benefits Of Using Building Aggregates?

What Are The Benefits Of Using Building Aggregates?

Posted on - 13.03.23

Building aggregates are classified as any material used for building and construction work. So why should you consider using them in your next home DIY project or large construction project? In this article, we will go through the general purposes of building aggregates and how you can benefit from using them in all your projects.

  1. Versatile

One of the more versatile common types of aggregate you can find is sand. Traditional building sand is generally used for housing developments and building structures. Thanks to its fine particles, building sand is frequently used for plastering both the inside and outside of walls. It is also used in bricklaying and mortar, pointing applications and other general construction work. 

  1. Used to Make Concrete

In order to make a standard concrete mix, you need to combine cement, aggregates, and water.  Concrete sand is more coarse and has larger particles than building sand. As the name suggests, it can be used as the main component in concrete to make the bonding of cement, water, and other aggregates easier. Concrete is the most popular material used in the construction and building industry. Due to its strength and durability, it plays an important role in the foundations of building and housing structures, laying patios, highway & road infrastructure to name a few.

  1. Excellent Water Absorption and Drainage 

Aggregates aren't just used for making concrete. Another reason why these materials are commonly used is due to their excellent ability of absorbing and draining water. Aggregates such as top soil can hold on to the right amount of moisture for successful plant growth, making them ideal for landscaping projects. 

On the other hand, gravel can improve drainage in flood-prone areas such as roads and driveways by redirecting the flow of heavy rainfall and preventing pools of water from forming. Not only are aggregates suitable for major construction work but also for most home and garden improvements.

  1. Cost-Effective

As far as building materials go, aggregates are inexpensive, effective and readily available for most construction projects. When purchased in small quantities, it can be quite costly. Whereas, purchasing aggregates in bulk orders means it is more convenient and you get better value.

Building Aggregates At D Price & Sons

At D Price & Sons, we have a selection of different building aggregates to suit your requirements. From sand to limestone dust, our range is available in 0.85 cubic metre bulk bags. We also offer next-day delivery across Staffordshire and Cheshire.  For more information on any of our products, or if you wish to make an enquiry, please contact us and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

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