Michigan Aggregates Association

Aggregate Use

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Road Bases and Aggregate Surfacing

Examples include....

Road Bases and Aggregate Surfacing

  • aggregate base courses
  • aggregate surfaced roads
  • construction access roads
  • driveway and bike paths
  • stabilized base products
  • sub-base material

Road Surfacing Mixes and Treatments

Examples include....

Road Surfacing Mixes and Treatments

  • asphalt emulsion mixtures
  • aggregate for bituminous mixtures
  • slurry seal
  • surface treatments (seal coats)

 

Concrete Roads

Examples include....

Concrete Roads

  • concrete aggregates – paving
  • econocrete
  • roller compacted concrete

Concrete Structures and Units

Examples include....

Concrete Structures and Units

  • concrete aggregates – structures
  • exposed architectural concrete
  • flowable fill concrete
  • Jersey barriers
  • no-fines concrete
  • pipe and block
  • concrete masonry units

Erosion Control

Examples include....

Erosion Control

  • filter blankets
  • “French” drains
  • riprap
  • gabions
  • ditch lining

Heavy Construction

Examples include....

Heavy Construction

  • jetties and groins
  • reinforced earth backfill
  • stone columns

Industrial Uses

Examples include....

Industrial Uses

  • abrasive and blasting sand
  • foundry sand

Farm and Home Uses

Examples include....

Farm and Home Uses

  • anti-skid around dairy barns
  • ballast around grain bins and silos
  • cattle/hog yards
  • fence post backfill
  • hog slats
  • fertilizer filler
  • turkey/chicken grit
  • agricultural lime
  • play sand

RR Ballast and Other Uses

Examples include....

RR Ballast and Other Uses

  • traction sand
  • sub ballast

Miscellaneous Building Materials

Examples include....

Miscellaneous Building Materials

  • epoxy concrete products
  • masonry mortar sand
  • plaster sand
  • packaged construction products
  • roofing ballast aggregate
  • roofing granules and chips
  • sand and grout

Sanitary Engineering

Examples include....

Sanitary Engineering

  • bedding and backfill
  • drainage field for septic tanks and artificial wetlands
  • filter media
  • sludge drying beds

Landscaping

Examples include....

Landscaping

  • drainage applications
  • ground cover
  • large decorative pieces
  • patio blocks
  • rock gardens

Miscellaneous

Examples include....

Miscellaneous

  • ice control abrasives
  • select fill material
  • ship ballast
  • solar heat storage
  • coal mine dusting
  • mineral filler
  • berms around oil tank