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Top Domestic & Commercial Uses Of Primary Aggregates

No matter their scale, construction projects require a wide range of equipment and materials. Whether you’re working on a commercial building site or remodelling the back garden, you will need to acquire all the materials and tools you need before you begin.

In addition to getting hold of machinery such as excavators and tipper trucks, you may also wish to consider what aggregates your project requires. Primary aggregates are naturally occurring deposits of raw materials which can be harvested for a range of construction purposes. These typically include sand, limestone and granite.

Read on to learn more about the uses of primary aggregates on both a domestic and commercial basis.

Recycled aggregates


Primary aggregates can be used for drainage both on major building sites and at home, where materials such as sand or granite can be introduced to the soil. This helps to reduce soil erosion and flooding risks, making the site easier to work with or simply more aesthetically pleasing.


Aggregates are also an essential material if you’re looking to rejuvenate your garden. They can be used for a wide range of landscaping tasks, such as creating durable pathways, adding depth to borders or decorating permanent water features. You can also use certain aggregates to create new levels or soil banks in order to restructure your outdoor space.

Railway Ballast

On a commercial scale, aggregates are also important to support the function of railway networks. Bulky aggregates such as granite can be used to support and reinforce train tracks so that they’re not damaged by the passage of heavy loads. This demands a large quantity of aggregates which need to be strong enough to withstand daily train pressures.

Pipe Protection

Aggregates can also be used to provide protection for a wide range of different piping networks. Pipes that convey various fluids as well as conduits for technological cables all need to be protected from sharp objects in the ground. These pipes can be surrounded in a trench by loose aggregates to provide this protection which allows the piping to endure for longer.


Around 36% of primary aggregates goes towards the manufacturing of concrete, where an additional 10% is used for the cement which goes into making concrete. Concrete is a versatile and popular resource, used for a variety of purposes such as road construction and the building of large-scale property foundations.

Mark Luck Ltd: Supplying Your Project With Top Quality Primary Aggregates

At Mark Luck, we can provide your construction site with a variety of essential building aggregates including sand and shingle. In addition to this, we also offer comprehensive site clearance and plant hire services to cater to all your building needs. Contact us today to find out more.

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