The Hog Lick Aggregates Story
Since 1997 our team at Hog Lick Aggregates has not only been providing North Central West Virginia with quality limestone. But also, sandstone aggregate and coal. Additionally, at Hog Lick Aggregates we take pride in our ability to service a wide range of customers. Moreover, we provide personalized support to large infrastructure projects. As well as, local individuals.
Uses of Hog Lick Aggregates Products
Generally speaking, our customers use our products in the following areas:
- Road, bridge, airport, and public works construction
- Water, sewer, and utility infrastructure
- Mine reclamation, water treatment, and haul road maintenance
- Stream remediation, slip repair, erosion control
- Pipelines, well pad, and oil & gas infrastructure
- Cement and block fabrication, sand bag production
- Waste management, water treatment, and sediment filtration
- Commercial and residential development
Products: Limestone, Sandstone, and Coal
Hog Lick Aggregates not only offers a variety of limestone. But also, sandstone products. Our products actually range in sizes from large 2’x 3’ “R-5 Rip Rap” down to washed sand and dust. Moreover, our Rip Rap products are WV DOH certified. Also, we provide material test results based on customer needs.
What is Crusher Run?
Crusher Run is primarily used as a compacted sub base material. In fact, it is a mixture of coarse and fine aggregate that forms a solid, level base of support. In addition, Crusher Run is typically placed underneath driveways, concrete slabs, and structural foundations.
What is AASHTO?
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (“AASHTO”) has developed standards for using aggregate in not only highway construction. But, for general use too. In general, aggregate is classified according to a broad range of AASHTO sizes. For example, sand, gravel, crushed stone, large stone, slag and recycled concrete. Generally speaking, aggregate is used in many ways in construction. As a matter of fact, it is used as a load bearing material, a filling material and an infiltrating material.
What is Rip Rap?
Generally speaking, rip rap describes a size range of aggregate that is 4” and larger. Rip Rap is not only very durable. But it also, has a natural look due to its size. For this reason, it is typically placed along shorelines and waterways. In fact, rip rap is used around bridge foundations, steep slopes and other locations to protect from scour and erosion. As a matter of fact, the proper sizing of Rip Rap to be used depends on several factors. Which include not only the steepness of the slope. But can also include access requirements and exposure to the elements. As an example, larger Rip Rap is used where a structure or shoreline is continuously exposed to rushing water. Another key point ,is that the rocks used range from 4 inches to over 2 feet.
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Benefits of Limestone and Sandstone
Limestone and sandstone, in general are two of the most common sedimentary rocks that can be purchased at the Hog Lick Quarry. In fact, it is conveniently located in Marion County. Which, is just 3 miles off of the I-79 White Hall exit in Fairmont, WV.
Hog Lick Aggregates Stone Products Types
Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of calcium carbonate. Additionally, it is usually in the form of calcite and aragonite. Limestone has a variety of uses including not only construction. But also, can be used in road material and water treatment.
Sandstone is a sedimentary rock that consists of sand or quartz grains compressed together. Also, it is known for being one of the most common types of sedimentary rock. For the most part, sandstone is used primarily in construction, cement and environmental remediation.
Limestone and Sandstone for Construction
Limestone and sandstone are not only used as building materials. But also, used to make cement when crushed into powder form. These materials are used to create a stable base prior to paving with asphalt, pouring concrete or covering with gravel. Especially, in the construction of roads and foundations, Limestone and sandstone are the most popular natural construction materials. Due to their density and extremely durable rock composition.
Limestone and Sandstone for Water Treatment and Environmental Remediation
Many wells have acidic water (low pH) that may also contain high amounts of iron or iron byproducts. Limestone aids not only in increasing the pH of the acidic water. But also, in removing iron and other materials. It is important not to change the pH of a water source or the surrounding soil. Especially, in certain environmentally sensitive areas. In such instances “pH neutral” sandstone can be used to have negligent impact on the existing pH of the environment.
Sandstone for Construction
Sandstone is one of the most popular natural construction materials, due to it’s dense and extremely durable rock composition. Many builders and homeowners choose sandstone for their interior and exterior home structures. This is mainly due to the aesthetics of the stone, and the easy installation process that only requires portland lime or mortar to bond the stone together.
This Week At Hog Lick Aggregates
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Located just 2 miles off of the I-79 White Hall exit in Fairmont
The Hog Lick Quarry is in fact close proximity to the Rt. 19 and Rt. 50 energy corridors. With this in mind, it provides for easy pick up and low delivery costs.
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Hog Lick has over 100 years of combined, local experience. Our experience is not only in aggregates. But also, in mining, excavation and transportation. Additionally, our experience expands into construction, energy, mineral reserves, civil engineering, and more.
We are ultimately committed to being safety and environmental stewards. Providing not only quality services. But also, consistent products. Not to mention, earning the highest returns possible for our investors.
Tour Hog Lick Aggregates with CEO Brian Redmond
These videos will guide you through the process in which we not only prepare our Limestone. But also, Sandstone and Coal for our clients.
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