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AGGREGATES IN ONTARIO – DID YOU KNOW?
Each year in Ontario we use approximately 170 million tonnes of aggregates, which translates to 14 tonnes per person. It is most obvious that we use sand, stone and gravel to build our homes, schools, roadways and other various infrastructure, but beyond that there are many lesser known uses. Did you know that aggregates are found in make-up, paint, glass, and various household cleaners? Even areas like our water filtration and sewage systems use aggregates. Aggregates are virtually everywhere, even if we can’t see them.
THE BASICS OF SAND & GRAVEL
Unless you are working on a construction project, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about sand and gravel. These natural resources are basic raw materials that are an important component used in construction.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUNKER SAND
Did you know choosing the right sand for a golf course can be a serious task? The sand chosen for bunkers can impact the playing quality, maintenance, style of construction and the architecture of the golf course. There are various factors that should be considered when choosing the perfect sand, and each component can have a major impact on the overall effect for the player.
LANDSCAPING WITH AGGREGATES: GET INSPIRED
AGGREGATE INDUSTRY EMBRACES TECH
The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association has a new app available for Operations, Sales and Quality Control staff who may have questions about aggregate materials. The Material Reference Guide App provides detailed information right at your fingertips.
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