Construction

Most landscaping projects require the use of a construction stone to provide level ground as the base. Since the lifespan and quality of your project depends so heavily upon the base you use, we provide numerous choices in construction stones. This helps assure that you are able to get the job done right the first time.

All the different types of stone can be picked up at our location in Willowbrook, or delivered. Please refer to page 1 in our catalog for delivery prices to your area.  Click on the the link below for the different types of trucks we use for deliveries.    For pricing on the different types of stone, refer to page 4 in the catalog.

http://www.tamelings.com/about-us/deliveries/

If you are picking up at our yard, click on the link below for vehicle capacities.  On that page, you will see what  a ton of stone looks like.

www.tamelings.com/about-us/faq/how-much-will-my-truck-hold/

3/8 Limestone Chips3/8 Limestone Chips

3/8 chips are used for topcoat for driveways and for underneath permeable pavers.

 

 

Grade 9Grade 9

Grade 9 is crushed up small A and the same thing as roadmix, but is used for areas that are sensitive to lime such as trees and plants.

 

 

Fine Sand

  • Fine SandSpread on top of pavers after installation to fill the joints and provide a nice tight fit, helping to prevent shifting.
  • Putting in a pool? Then you will need fine sand under the liner to prevent scratches and to level the ground.
  • Fine Sand is commonly referred to as play sand and is often used in sand boxes.

Coarse Sand

  • Coarse SandThis product is designed to be an ideal base for any landscaping project.
  • Before putting in pavers, a flagstone patio, or retaining wall, a level base needs to be constructed using Coarse Sand.
  • Coarse Sand is leveled and compacted about 2 inches thick.

3/8 Pea Gravel

  • 3/8 Pea GravelRounded pebbles that are around 3/8 inches in diameter
  • Locations that are ideal for 3/8 Pea Gravel:
    • dog runs
    • under wood decks

5/8 Pea Gravel

  • 5/8 Pea GravelUse mostly for surrounding draintile and providing cover while still allowing for drainage.
  • Other areas where 5/8 Pea Gravel is used:
    • dog runs
    • under wood decks

Small A

  • Small ARounded pebbles that average 1-1.5 inches in diameter.
  • Used primarily in drainage areas and around draintile.
  • Can also be used in:
    • dog runs
    • under wood decks

3/4 Limestone

  • 3/4 LimestoneA gravel that serves as a base, drainage stone, or a leveling rock.
  • This jagged white stone measures on average 3/4 of an inch.
  • When using this stone, you must not spread it above or around trees and shrubs as it will prevent growth and eventually lead to the death of the plant.
  • 3/4 Limestone is not meant to be spread for driveways as it will not compact to form a solid base.

Screenings

  • ScreeningsCrushed limestone that measures about 3/16 of an inch
  • Designed to be spread between the cracks of flagstone walkways or patios
  • Can also be used in a manner similar to coarse sand
  • When compacted using water, screenings become a hard substance comparable to concrete and therefore are not the right product to use for drainage areas.

Roadmix

  • RoadmixThis product is used as an initial base for any landscaping project that needs to be level after completion.
  • Roadmix is to be spread, compacted, and then leveled to about 4 inches (6″-12″ for driveways).
  • Projects that require Roadmix:
    • Driveways
    • Patios; both plagstone and brick
    • Walls; both retaining and decorative

Rip Rap

  • Rip RapConsists of limestone chunks that are about 4-10 inches in dimension
  • Used around larger decorative ponds and in retention ponds
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