What is it? Base material is a product that will be used as the base for many different purposes. It can be a product that is used for structural stability underneath a construction project or can be used as a final layer for miscellaneous projects.
How is it made? Base material is made by screening material through screens to get the product separated into the correct sizes. Base materials that are made with crushed stone will go through the crushing process prior to being screened. Base materials that are a mixture of multiple products with get mixed together after being processed.
Is the size accurate? Base material screens have a square pattern to them. If the base material is smaller than the screen size in one direction then it will fit through the screen. For example. If 3/4″ base material is being made and a piece of base material is smaller than 3/4″ in any direction and that same piece is larger than 3/4″ in any direction, it will fit through the screen. Therefore it is common to see material larger than the screen size in the product.
How to choose the base material? Some applications will require specific size base material to be used. Other applications are more personal preference. If a general use of a product is listed under multiple products below, then it is either specific to design plans or based on personal preference. The look of the of the base material, the use of the base material and the work involved to spread and maintain the base material. Base materials that are made up of a single product will get disturbed more easily. Base material that are made up of smaller materials such as sand or stone dust and then mixed with a crushed stone or gravel will not be disturbed as easily. Smaller the pieces in the base material, the easier it is to shovel and spread out. As where larger pieces in the base material will be harder to shovel and spread out. Disturbed base material may need to be spread back out from time to time.
Mixture of stone dust and crushed stone. Overall it is grey in color but can have some variations in the color of the crushed stone it is mixed with.
Grey stone dust ideal for:
Mixture of recycled asphalt and stone dust. Darker grey to black in color and ideal for:
Mix of browns, golds and tans. Washed sand is ideal for:
Ideally we look for a minimum of two car length long(approx 35′), by 14′ wide and no overhead obstructions within in 20′ of the ground in the dump area. This allows the truck to back up to the dump area, put dump body up and pull forward to get entire delivery out.
If you do not meet these requirements you need to let us know the measurements you do have at time of placing the order.
Dump area location– We deliver products in driveways only, unless an “Off The Driveway Waiver” has been agreed to while you placed your online order. If you have not selected “Off the Driveway” and need to, or you are ordering by phone then you must fill out our waiver here. If you select, or already selected “Off the Driveway” Option during the Order Process, you do NOT need to fill out this form.
Some addresses may be subject to an additional delivery fee based on exact location. Delivery fees are calculated based on exact quantity of material(s) purchased and your delivery location. We offer split load trucks, so ordering more than one product at a time may save you on delivery fees! Please contact us for a quote.
Same or next day delivery may be available but typically we can complete the delivery within a 3 day window. This depends on how many orders are ahead of you, location, weather conditions, and so forth.
Unable to Deliver – Any order that shows up at the delivery address and can’t be delivered for any reason will be charged an $80 non-delivery fee, plus any out of zone fees.
Cancelled orders – Any order paid with a credit card and cancelled after card has been processed or can’t be delivered for any reason is subject to a 6% fee of the amount ordered.
Delivery Towns – We will do our best to get our product(s) to you on time. Our main towns are listed below. Don’t see it? “Not a problem! Fill out our Get a quote form and we will send back a formal quote/order approval email, or we will email you back with any questions, comments or concerns.
Andover, Billerica, Burlington, Dracut, Lawrence, Lexington, Lowell, Lynnfield, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Methuen, Middleton, North Andover, North Reading, Peabody, Reading, Saugus, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn
Don’t see your town? No worries as we deliver to many other towns in the Boston region!
Same and next day delivery may be available, but typically we can complete the delivery within three day window. We recommend getting orders delivered as early in the week as possible, as our busiest days are Thursday through Saturday. Anyone needing material for the morning of should get delivery day before to assure product is on site for time needed to be used. This depends on how many orders are ahead of you, weather conditions, traffic/accidents and so forth.
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