Pervious Concrete uses little to no sand in its production process. The absence of the fine aggregate creates an open-cell structure and thus a more sufficient storm water management system that allows rainwater to filter through to underlying soil.There are both environmental and cost-cutting advantages to applying this material to a land development project. According to the United States Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA), nearly 90% of pollutants found on the surface of traditional parking lots leak into our rivers and streams via storm water runoff. Luckily the use of Pervious Concrete has improved these conditions by allowing oils and other hydrocarbon liquids to pass through the surface and enter back into the ground.
Without the need for retention ponds and other costly storm water management practices, pervious concrete can also be considered the most economical choice for contractors. Consequently the material also minimizes the potential for flash flooding and standing water.
Fiber Reinforced Concrete
When looking to reduce the formation of settlement cracks and shrinking in the initial phase of the setting process, fibermesh fibers are where to turn. This product discourages the concrete ingredients from segregating, and adds tensile strain capacity to a surface on which concrete has just been applied. These reactions caused by the fibers are what help the concrete to reach its fullest potential in terms of strength and aesthetic finish.
Depending on structural requirements, fibers can sometimes be used instead of or in combination with welded wire fabric to reinforce a ready-mix product without the use of fabrication or formation. In tern, fibers can minimize labor along with in place costs. Quicker and easier construction also accelerates a pouring schedule, and allows the job to get done with the use of common tools as any remnants of the additive are quickly worn away by vehicle or foot traffic.
This material can be used in place of compacted borrowed fill for applications including bedding and backfill for utility trenches or retaining walls, paving subbase, and bridge abutments. Underground structures to which this product can also be applied include abandoned tanks, basements, tunnels, mines and sewers.
For cost effective, safety, and performance related reasons, flowable fill is an alternative to any other kind of backfill. It can often reduce in place costs due to it being:
- Self leveling
- Quick drying
- Easy to excavate
- Requiring less personnel to handle it
In terms of safety benefits, flowable fill can be applied without workers having to enter the trench, thus avoiding the danger of possible cave-ins. The performance of this material is best evaluated by its easy placement, along with its relative strength
compared to standard backfill materials.
For safety and efficiency, we hire experts to blast the rock into large pieces of stone (rip rap) which are used in the construction of breakwaters, stone walls and erosion control projects. Occasionally, selected smaller pieces of this stone are more appropriate for these projects.
After being crushed, the stone is sorted into sizes ranging from 3/8” to 2”. A combination of different sizes of stone is blended with screenings to produce processed stone.Most of the rock, however, is delivered in 70-ton haul trucks to the primary crusher which handles 750 tons per hour. A conveyor belt hauls rock from the primary to the secondary crusher more efficiently than loading it back into trucks.
Asphalt (Bituminous Concrete)
US-QUARRY provides bituminous concrete (asphalt) for driveway, curb and major roadway appilcations. Our plant produces the superior products neededed to keep New England driving surfaces safe and dependable for years to come.The US-QUARRY produces paving materials available for delivery or pick-up. A 6-ton asphalt plant continues to supply contractor’s with materials that have been featured in various paving projects across the state.
With production geared for the high demands of New England’s construction industry, our plants produce a combined 500 yards of concrete per hour. The US-QUARRY provides ready-mix concrete for highway and bridge construction, for residential and commercial building and general construction needs. All our concrete is mixed in our central mix plants to assure maximum quality control. Depending on your specifications, we offer various strengths of concrete mixes with or without additives to retard or accelerate setting, deter corrosion, provide better bonding or meet other specified requirements.
Our production is geared for the high demands of the construction industry.
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