WASHED & DRAIN
7/8 Drain Gravel
1-1/2 Drain Gravel
2 X 4 Round Rock
WASHED PEA GRAVEL:
As the name suggests, washed pea gravel is a clean washed product
about the size of peas or small pebbles. The pea sized gravel
ranges in size from about 5/8 to 1/4. Of our three washed drain
gravels (pea gravel; 7/8; 1-1/2) pea gravel is the easiest to
handle and packs the tightest with the fewest void spaces. Many
contactors use it to bed pipes or as an underlay for foundations
or footings. Because it is a washed drain gravel product, it is
very permeable and allows water to freely pass through.
7/8 WASHED DRAIN GRAVEL:
We often refer to 7/8 washed drain gravel as being the size of marbles.
The product ranges in size from about 7/8 down to 5/8 gravel.
This product is excellent for backfilling trenches or behind walls
to provide a free draining material. Because it is slightly
larger than pea gravel, it wont pack as tight and thus has more
void space and a greater permeability.
1-1/2 WASHED DRAIN GRAVEL:
This is our largest sized washed drain gravel, which we
characterize as being like ping-pong balls. This product ranges
in size from about 1-1/2 down to 3/4. When used for drainage,
1-1/2 provides the most void space of our three washed drain
gravel products and thus has the highest permeability of the
three. This product is often used for septic tank and
drain-field applications, but local regulations vary so make sure
this product meets your contractor or inspectors requirements.
2 X 4 ROUND:
This screened gravel consists of round and oblong shaped rocks in
the 2 to 4 size range. Though it is not washed, the only fines
are those that are attached to the gravel and rocks. Many
customers like it for decorative purposes such as lining a ditch
or a dry stream bed. It will also work as a very coarse and
permeable drain gravel.
SCREENED OVER-SIZE (S.O.S.):
This screened gravel product ranges in size from 2 up to about
8. With any large rock products, the exact size can be hard
to measure due to the varying shapes of the rocks. Like our 2 X 4
round, Screened Over-Size is a decorate gravel and
rock product for landscaping purposes such as lining ditches or
dry stream beds.
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