Cootes Quarry Products

Uses for Crushed Rock

Crushed Rock is exactly what it sounds like, rocks that have been crushed or broken down by crushing machines. Its main uses are as an aggregate for construction and landscaping purposes. Since crushed Rock is produced rather than formed naturally, it can be made in different sizes.

Crushed Rock is used in paving blocks and concrete for sidewalks, driveways, patios, homes, office buildings and paved roads as a base or sub-base material or in the process of cement manufacture.

Mixed with a binder to make asphalt and tarmac, Cruched Rock is used  for road construction where the strength of the road depends upon the interlocking of the stones due to their angular shapes.

Placed on the ground in landscapes around trees, drains and as tracking pads on construction sites. Tracking pads are temporary roadways used to prevent sediment from construction getting on public paved roads or landscaping.