Mining

Mining

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Top Soil

Topsoil is defined by the top two to seven inches of soil that has the greatest organic matter content and microorganisms. Organic matter is what is left after plant roots, stems and leaves decompose. When building a new home, people search for topsoil to ensure a healthy lawn. Gardeners tend to till in topsoil into their gardens to increase nutrient cycling, organic matter and water holding capacity.

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Cushion Sand

Cushion Sand can either be screened or unscreened. Despite the name, Cushion Sand often contains at least some small rock and sometimes even bigger than that, and has at least some clay content. Cushion Sand is primarily used on construction sites for pipe embedment, on building pads around pipe, and under concrete work.

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Select Fill

Select Fill is a special material used most often with building pads. Occasionally, it will be used for trench backfill. Select Fill is usually a mix of clay and sand that is dug and tossed to get a consistent mix, so that when worked and compacted, the material will pass required testing for engineer specifications on building pads. Select Fill is generally used on constructions sites with equipment, but if you have a hole to fill in your yard and don’t mind the work, this is a cheaper alternative to Topsoil.

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Common Fill (Fill Dirt)

Common Fill is a cheap dirt that usually has a high clay content. It is dug right out of the ground with an excavator and loaded onto a truck. It often has rather large chunks of clay, and is primarily used on construction sites where large equipment is available. This material would be difficult for the average homeowner to work and spread.

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Mason (Brick) Sand

Brick Sand is most commonly used just as the name states: by brick masons for the mortar on brick work. It is a screened and washed material, which, combined with the medium coarseness of the sand, also works great for play sand boxes, volleyball pits and even horse arenas depending on what you are looking for. It can also be used as a topping over decomposed granite before setting flagstone or paver bricks.

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Landscaping Stones

Natural stone is one of the most versatile elements available for a landscape makeover. Rocks add texture and contrast, serve as a durable groundcover and require little or no maintenance. We offer all shapes and sizes from your flowerbeds and walkways to the new waterfall for your swimming pool.