Gravel is made up of small pieces of rocks and other hard materials. Gravel is graded and separated from the quarried sand during the extraction process. It can be supplied in a number of different ways for different purposes. One popular type of gravel is pea gravel. This is gravel that is made of particularly small pieces, that have consistency in size and colour. This kind of gravel is often used for landscaping and driveways, as it is aesthetically pleasing.
It’s a versatile material and can be used for many things, including:
Much like with sand, gravel is usually not sourced directly by the supplier. The majority of companies supplying gravel will have it extracted by another. This means they will have to pay their supplier for it, and you will have to recoup their cost. So you’ll pay more to make their investment worthwhile. As well as this, you can’t be sure where in the country the gravel will be sourced from. Gravel that has to be transported a long way will increase your delivery costs and also the time you have to wait to get your aggregate.
At Esk Quarry we extract all our own gravel. This means that you only have to pay us when you order your aggregate. There are no middle men or other suppliers, so we can keep our costs low. Furthermore, with our base in Faugh near Carlisle, we’re able to deliver quickly and at a low cost. All you have to worry about is how to use your gravel, we’ll take care of the cost.