Ballast is used for many types of building applications and consists of sharp sand and gravel. Ballast is usually mixed with cement and water to create concrete for a variety of landscaping uses. With ballast, the sizing of the grains varies from 0.1mm to 20mm and is produced using a mixture of sharp sand and 4-20mm pea shingle. Ballast is used in an array of projects from path edgings and shed bases to kerbs and securing fence posts. Ballast, when added to cement, binds the aggregate particles together making it strong and sturdy for making the foundations or base layers for garden walls or sheds as well as for creating path edgings and kerb ledges. Ballast can also be used to safely secure fencing posts in place.
Our Ballast is a mix of sand and 10mm or 20mm stone, with our 20mm Ballast being exceptionally versatile and is ideal for using to make concrete for paths, bases for under garden buildings, concrete floors in extensions, or even foundations for a building.
As a leading building materials supplier, we work closely with leading manufacturers to bring you top-quality ballast at very competitive prices. Our comprehensive range of high-quality sand and gravel mix building ballast products offers cost-effective solutions to a wealth of construction projects.
For other projects, we have a comprehensive range of other aggregates, such as MOT Type 1 hardcore and tarmacadam. Ballast can be essential to the structural integrity of a project; therefore, it is very important to choose the correct one. If you cannot find the product you require or are unsure of which product to use, please contact your local branch for assistance. Locate your branch using our branch locator. Alternatively, book an appointment with an expert.