• $35.00/ Cubic Yard

A Gravel (Granular A)

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Disclaimer: This calculation tool is for general use only and provides only an approximate estimate of product requirements. Ferndale Gardens makes no claims as to the accuracy of the calculation below and recommends its use at your own risk and satisfy yourself of the product quantity to purchase.

Buy A Gravel online!

If you want to buy A Gravel online on this page, please, let me know. I will set up the page for an online sale for you, provided your order is not more than 7 cubic yards per truck ride. We cannot transport more than 7 cubic yards of Granular A or Crusher Run at a time.

After I set up the page, type in the white box how much you need and click "add to cart" to start. For detailed instruction on how to buy our products online, visit our FAQ page and click on "How to order and pay 24/7 online on this website?"

What is A Gravel?

Our A Gravel (its alternative name is Granular A) is a sand and granite mixture. Both A Gravel and 3/4 Crusher Run are suitable for making roads, driveways, parking lots and other paved areas with traffic. These aggregates look messy and dusty, unlike clear gravels, but there is an important reason for it. Containing fine particles, they are self-binding and capable of creating a solid layer if compacted. The compaction ensues paving quality and durability.

A quarry should produce Granular A within limits and requirements for Granular "A" (Type 1); Ontario Provincial Standard Specification (OPSS), Form No. 1010.

A budget solution: gravel driveway

As a budget option, you can make your driveway of A Gravel or Crusher Run alone. Still, with the snowy winters in Barrie and the area, it is better to lay a harder paving material on top of the gravel for easier maintenance. If the surface paving materials are blocks or slabs, you need to put a layer of bedding material on top of the A Gravel layer under the pavers for easier levelling.

Another usage of A Gravel can be filling large voids.

Granular A compaction

Proper aggregate compaction is critical for the paved area performance. Here is a typical instruction on how to compact Granular A:

"Compaction equipment to be capable of required material densities. Compact it to a density not less than 100% corrected maximum dry density or maximum dry density in accordance with ASTM D 698 under all structures and most of the other areas.

Shape and roll alternately to obtain an even, smooth and uniformly compacted sub-base. Apply water during compaction to obtain specified density. In areas not accessible to rolling equipment compact to specified density with mechanical tampers.

Correct surface irregularities by loosening or adding and removing material until the surface is within a specified tolerance."

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Last updated on May 30, 2022

NOTE: This product can NOT be purchased online. If you want to buy it, please, contact us.

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