In Gardner MA next to the Top Notch Truss, SWS Manufacturing facility, and the MAKI Building Centers Gardner location is Gardner Gravel. Gardner Gravel is your source for stone, gravel, and loam.
Gardner Gravel is a great resource for the construction industry. Gardner Gravel provides stone, gravel, and loam for construction uses. Gardner Gravel Info Sheet Any questions, please call (978) 407-9024
Stone – Naturally occurring stone is a beautiful and useful construction material.
Gravel ranges from very small granules to boulder-sized fragments.
Loam is critical to a great lawn.
Gardner Gravel provides stone for the construction industry. Naturally occurring stone can be one of the most beautiful and useful construction materials. For example, the common rock granite is a combination of the minerals quartz, feldspar, and biotite, and is used in many kitchen countertops.
Stone (rocks) has been used throughout history by mankind – even used in tools back in the Stone Age!
Count on Gardner Gravel to provide you with stone that is rock solid!
Gravel for the construction industry is made of unconsolidated rock fragments ranging from very small granules to boulder-sized fragments.
There is a a widely used Udden-Wentworth scale which categorizes gravel:
• Granular Gravel is 2 to 4 mm or .079 to .157 inches
• Pebble Gravel is 4 to 64 mm or .2 to 2.5 inches
• One cubic yard of gravel typically weighs 3000 pounds.
Gravel is a commercial product utilized is many roadways, especially in rural areas. Gravel, along with sand, are important in the manufacture of concrete.
Gravel is formed by the weathering and erosion of rocks and also by quarrying and crushing hard wearing rocks such as sandstone, limestone, or basalt. Gardner Gravel has the machinery and equipment to produce quality gravel for construction uses.
Types of Gravel
The goal of Gardner Gravel is to serve your gravel needs. Whether you simply need a good supplier of quality crushed stone or have other needs, contact Gardner Gravel. Bank gravel, bench gravel, creek rock, fine gravel, lag gravel, pay gravel, pea gravel, piedmont gravel, and plateau gravel are all named types of gravel. Whatever you need and whatever you call it, count on Gardner Gravel to endeavor to meet your gravel needs.
Loam for the construction industry is available at Gardner Gravel. If you are building that home and want to give the new homeowner a beautiful lawn, a good layer of loam is critical. Count on us as a reliable supplier of quality loam.
So what is Loam?
Loam is soil composed mostly of sand, silt, and a smaller amount of clay. An often used formula is 40 percent sand, 40 percent silt, and 20% clay. When the proportions are varied, different types of loam are created for different purposes and can be called sandy loam, silty loam, clay loam, and more depending on content. The U.S. Government classifies soil that is not mostly sand, silt, or clay as loam.
What Loam Does
Loam generally contains more nutrients, moisture, and humus than sandy soils. It’s easier to till with better drainage and infiltration of water and air than silty soils. Good loam retains nutrients and water. Good loam is an essential construction material to create a good lawn. Contact Gardner Gravel for your next load of loam.