ABC Gravel & Crusher Run Gravel
ABC and 3-inch crusher run gravel contain a percentage of fines (gravel dust) that adds more strength in some applications. The fines help by bonding the stone together, creating a firmer travel surface on loose soil beds.
The desired level of compaction is best achieved by matching the soil type with its proper compaction method. Other factors must be considered as well, such as compaction specs and job site conditions
Soil Compaction is defined as the method of mechanically increasing the density of soil. In construction, this is a significant part of the building process. If performed improperly, settlement of the soil could occur and result in unnecessary maintenance costs or structure failure.
Asphalt is considered granular due to its base of mixed aggregate sizes (crushed stone, gravel, sand and fines) mixed with bitumen binder (asphalt cement). Consequently, asphalt must be compacted with pressure (static) or vibration.