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Buckshot 1/4″ & 5/16″

buckshot aggregate shown with a measuring tape and golf ball for size comparison

Buckshot 1/4″ & 5/16″

Buckshot aggregate is a rock material commonly used in various construction and landscaping applications, including playground surfaces and for making concrete. It consists of small, rounded stones typically produced by crushing larger rocks or gravel. The term “buckshot” refers to the size of the individual stones, which resemble the size of buckshot pellets used in shotgun shells.

There are two standard sizes of buckshot aggregate: 1/4 and 5/16. These measurements refer to the approximate diameter of the stones. 

1/4 Buckshot Aggregate: This size of buckshot aggregate has an average diameter of 1/4 inch (approximately 6.35 millimeters). It consists of small, rounded stones commonly used in various construction projects. Due to its relatively small size, 1/4 buckshot aggregate is often used as a base material for concrete slabs, pathways, and driveways. It provides a stable foundation and helps with drainage while allowing for compacting and leveling.

5/16 Buckshot Aggregate: The 5/16 buckshot aggregate has a slightly larger diameter of 5/16 inches (approximately 7.94 millimeters). It consists of slightly larger stones compared to the 1/4 size. This size of buckshot aggregate is also used in construction projects but is more commonly utilized in landscaping applications. It is often used as decorative gravel for pathways, garden beds and as a mulch substitute. The larger size provides a visually appealing texture while offering good drainage characteristics.

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