Of all the naturally forming rocks in this world, there is perhaps none that is as versatile as limestone – especially when it’s been crushed and screened.
It’s really no wonder, then, that so many contractors throughout a wide range of industries are interested in picking up crushed limestone to complete their various projects.
But what is it that makes crushed limestone so special, and are you even taking full advantage of all that the material has to offer?
For inspiration on how you can get the most out of pulverized limestone, consider the many practical uses and benefits that it has to offer.
Crushed Limestone Uses
You’d be amazed at the number of ways that crushed limestone can be used for either functional or decorative purposes, including:
- Making Concrete – Concrete is a combination of cement, water, sand and crushed aggregate. In some cases, contractors will choose to utilize crushed limestone as the aggregate material in order to create an attractive, durable concrete product.
- Road Base – Before roads and highways can be paved and be strong enough to withstand traffic, their bases must be filled with a reliable aggregate material. Limestone that has been crushed down to size is ideal as it’s affordable, reliable and offers a smooth and easy ride.
- Pipe Bedding – Crushed limestone aggregate is frequently used for bedding underground pipes. The material is a top pick because it’s able to level and support the pipe. The material does not expand and contract, preserving the integrity of the pipeline, and it’s also able to insulate the pipe from any soil movement that could occur as a result of moisture, traffic above the pipe or other soil distress.
- Under Slab Fill – In new construction, concrete slabs cannot simply be laid directly on the earth. Instead, a layer of crushed stone needs to fill the area beneath the slab. This keeps the concrete level, allows for good drainage, and prevents settlement cracks. Limestone aggregate is commonly selected for this purpose.
- Flux Stone – When crushed, lime can be used for smelting and other metal refining processes. The heat of smelting causes the aggregate to combine with impurities and may be removed from the process as a slag.
- Driveways – Some homeowners like the idea of a gravel driveway, but would prefer to have other color options. Crushed limestone is able to offer all of the benefits of gravel, but provides a soothing, natural tan coloration.
- Railroad Ballast – Railroad ballast is what supports the rail ties and allows water to flow away from the tracks. A good ballast should be angular and durable, which is why limestone is often chosen.
- Roofing Granules – When crushed down to a fine particle size, crushed limestone is frequently used as a coating for asphalt impregnated shingles and roofing. The material helps to deflect heat and to protect roofing against the elements.
- Rip Rap – Because it’s affordable, convenient, and reliable, limestone works well as rip rap stone and effectively prevents shore erosion.
- Aglime – Crushed lime can be used to regulate soil pH levels. Farmers utilize the material to improve conditions for crop growing, homeowners can improve the appearance of their lawns with it and contractors may need to spread the material throughout the properties of newly constructed homes and businesses before sod can be laid down.
Benefits of Crushed Limestone
In crushed form, limestone can offer users a host of benefits. You’ll enjoy:
- Versatility – As you can see, crushed limestone is the perfect solution for a number of different problems. Contractors can easily stock up on the material, as they are sure to use it quickly for a number of different projects.
- Availability – Whenever you require the use of crushed limestone for one of your projects, you’ll be able to quickly access the necessary materials so that you can get started right away.
- Affordability – The ample supply of limestone in our area means that it will be less expensive than other landscaping materials.
- Attractiveness – The subtle, natural coloration of limestone is very appealing to the eye. Loose-fill surfaces like driveways, paths and patios that are comprised of crushed limestone will look gorgeous and raise your property value.
- Durability – Limestone is very tough, durable and capable of withstanding the elements. Because it’s so long-lasting, you can count on the materials to function as intended with minimal maintenance or repairs.
Is crushed limestone the right solution for your next project? Feel free to get in touch with Acadiana Shell & Limestone to discuss your needs. We sell crushed limestone at competitive prices. You can pick up your materials directly from one of our locations or have them delivered to your commercial construction site, residential construction site or oilfield construction location throughout South Louisiana.
Crushed Limestone in South Louisiana
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