Vic Mix

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161 - 171 Ordish Rd
Dandenong South, VIC 3175
Ph:  (03) 8792-3100
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Aggregate Stone

Aggregates are a granular material used in construction. The most common natural aggregates of mineral origin are sand, gravel, pebbles, stone and crushed rock. They are derived from two basic sources – Hard rock quarries, and Sand quarries.

Hard rock quarries employ explosives and mechanical crushing plant to produce aggregate for use in concrete. The physical nature of these aggregates is that they have sharp edges as a result of the crushing process. They provide better strength properties for concrete because their angular nature provides additional mechanical interlock within the concrete – enhancing its strength.

Sand quarries employ dry and wet methods of sand extraction from ancient sand deposits. These deposits were once rivers or streams. The movement of water over millions of years produces rounded (approximately spherical) aggregate particles. Mechanical methods are used to separate the aggregates (often called pebbles) from the sand.

The nature of natural quarried materials is that variation is inevitable over the life of the quarry and some materials may contain traces of naturally occurring iron which can lead to stains developing on the surface of the finished concrete some time after construction is complete.

At Vic Mix, we are constantly on the lookout for new and exotic natural materials to add beauty and distinction to your next concrete project. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with our basic range of aggregates below. These materials form the basis of our extensive range of Exposed, Polished and Sand Blasted concrete products. However, other specialist aggregates can be sourced for the right project.

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