When constructing a road, walkway, driveway, or other pavement, you will have many options from which to choose. You are probably familiar with concrete, paving stones, gravel, asphalt, and other materials, but have you ever heard of decomposed granite? If not, it is an option that is worthy of your consideration. Juniors Materials offers decomposed granite delivery to homes and businesses in Austin as well as the neighboring towns, including Lago Vista, Bastrop, Hutto, Round Rock, Belton, and Elgin.
What Is Decomposed Granite?
The most common igneous rock on Earth is granite, which forms when magma cools and solidifies. Crystallization occurs below the surface, but because it cools slowly, granite forms large crystals. Granite contains feldspar, quartz, and mica grains that are typically large enough to be seen with the naked eye. Decomposed granite is granite that has weathered sufficiently to fracture into weaker, smaller pieces. With additional weathering, the rock can crumble into gravel-sized pieces mixed with clay and sand. Although its name might suggest otherwise, decomposed granite is actually harder than marble, and its strength and unique composition makes it ideal for many applications.