Two of the most common sedimentary rocks (limestone and sandstone) are purchased at the Hog Lick Quarry, located in Fairmont, West Virginia, Marion County. The rock quarry is conveniently located 3 miles off of the I79 White Hall exit in Fairmont, WV, positioned efficiently for easy pick-up and delivery
Hog Lick Quarry Stone Types
Limestone is a carbonate sedimentary comprised with minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate. Limestone has a variety of uses consisting of construction and road material, and water treatment.
Sandstone sedimentary rock consisting of sand or quartz grains cemented together. Known for being one of the most common types of sedimentary rock, sandstone is used primarily for construction and raw material used in manufacturing.
Limestone for Construction & Home Decor
Contractors and construction companies use limestone as a building material, and added to make cement when the limestone is crushed to powder form. When it comes to the construction of roads, limestone can be used for the base of roads paved with asphalt or concrete, or just gravel roads. Limestone can also be used as a decorative flooring tile, providing durable flooring to bathrooms and kitchens.
Limestone for Water Treatment
Many wells have acidic water that may also contain high amounts of iron or iron byproducts. Overtime, copper types can deteriorate from the acidic water, which is why many people prefer water treatment tanks that contain limestone. The limestone aids in adjusting the pH content in the water as well as remove iron and other material from the water.
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 home owners choose sandstone for their interior and exterior homes structures, mainly due to the aesthetics of the stone, and the easy installation process that only requires portland lime or motor to bond the stone together.
- Sandstone – exceptional durability and strength for use in commercial development, and residential development industries. View our selection of sandstone for sale here: https://hlaggregates.com/sandstone/
- Limestone – our versatile rock, mainly due to the many uses of the stone. Our limestone can be used for construction applications, cement filler, or as a fertilizer to control the pH of the soil and encourage plant growth by reducing acidity. View our selection of limestone for sale here: https://hlaggregates.com/limestone/