Articles/News

The articles links below are intended to provide information obtained from our experiences in the provision of Sand, Gravel, Dirt, Topsoil, Crushed Rock, and Roadbase to our customers for various projects.

Differences Dirt, Topsoil, Loam

By Select Sand & Gravel | October 12, 2012

Every day at Select Sand and Gravel we provide different types of soil to customers for different applications. We strive to provide the correct material to the homeowner or professional contractor so that the delivered soil material makes the residential project or commercial jobsite work as easy as possible. Without the proper information it can be difficult to get the desired result. In striving to assist our customers with product selection this article is written to provide the average homeowner or contractor with a better understanding of the differences in soil.

All soil is composed of Sand, Silt and Clay. These designations are simply an expression of the size of the soil particles of which they are comprised. Sand is the largest soil particle which is typically composed of silca and quartz. The next size soil particle is silt and the smallest size is clay.

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RoadBase Crushed Limestone Rock

Gravel Roadbase Driveway

By Select Sand & Gravel | August 21, 2017

We at Select Sand & Gravel strive to assist customers with Sand, Gravel, Rock, and Dirt projects. Examples of the projects include: Gravel Driveways, Roadbase Driveways, as well as, other uses for Topsoil, Dirt, Crushed Rock and Crushed Limestone. Our customers include the Commercial Contractor or Residential Customer who need Sand, Gravel, Rock, Dirt material to successfully complete the task at hand. Specifically, this article is to help inform our current and potential customers as it relates to the construction of a road base driveway or parking lot.

In Texas, there are a number of materials that are readily available and can be successfully used to create a stable, drive-able surface. The main materials that are used in this region are crushed limestone, recycled crushed concrete, crushed river rock, caliche, recycled asphalt, and decomposed granite. This is by no means an exhaustive list but it would comprise the primary list of materials used in this region of Texas.

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