Construction Terminology

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Underdrain Sand

This screened granular sand is used for septic beds and other projects addressing drainage.

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Tailings

Tailings are synonymous with Tail Ends in the construction aggregates industry.

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Tail Ends

This is general name for naturally rounded stone that is 4” and larger.

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Road Reclamation

Removal of tar and unnatural strata and construction material and the replacement of natural soils and rocks.

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Rip Rap

Stone used for protection against water or ice erosion along shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments, and other structures.

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Plate Compactor

The plate compactor consists of a vibrating base-plate which can either be powered by its own engine and controlled by a construction worker by hand or it may be attached to an excavator or backhoe and powered and controlled from within the…

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Pipe Bursting

Pipe Bursting is a specialized process that involves pulling a bursting head through an old pipe which is followed immediately by an expander, which moves away surrounding fill, and this in turn is followed by the new pipe.  It takes up less…

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Pea Stone

Pea Stone is a common name for 3/8" Crushed Stone.  You can find our Pea Stone here.

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Pea Gravel

Pea Gravel is also another interchangeable name for Pea Stone, which is 3/8" stone.

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Grade Stake

These are stakes that are used as demarcations for elevations.  Usually these are made from wood, often of a cheap variety since grade stakes are often broken or buried in the construction or engineering process.  Grade stakes are usually used…

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Excavator

An excavator is a piece of heavy construction equipment used for many functions from digging to material handling to demolition to mining and general landscaping.  They range in size from small, compact mini excavators weighing in at 2000…

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Disposal Services

Removal of waste and excess materials from any landscaping, clean-up, demolition or construction project.

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Crushed Stone

Angular rock that is broken down to desired sizes. Check out our crushed stone optionsto see if we have what you need.

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Crushed Gravel

This kind of gravel has been broken down into a products smaller than general gravel and is commonly used for driveway surfacing.

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Crushed Concrete

This product can be used for driveways and patios, and is a lower cost option than crushed gravel.

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Compaction

In construction, compaction refers to compressing soils such as gravel, sand, clay, or other materials in order to provide a stable support for additional layers.  Compaction can occur from something small and handheld such as a tamper up to a…

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Bulldozer

A bulldozer is a large heavy tractor fitted with tracks and a blade that can push large piles of material around a work site.  They consist of tracks, blade, and a cab.  Sometimes they are additionally fitted with a ripper for loosening ground…

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