Basalt gravel is decorative filler for a good price


Basalt gravel shines above all by its decorative optical character - also in the truest sense of the word. Its dark and anthracite-colored grains are often used as ornamental gravel. Medium grades are also used as aggregate in asphalt production.

Decorative aspects

Basalt gravel, unlike the granite gravel available at a similar price, includes a wide range of gray to black shades. Together with the slight gloss effect due to mica and quartz components, grain groups in many forms can be combined.

In addition to the ability to create contrasts by grains with relatively high brightness and color deviations, slight color gradations can create elegant grained looks. Also as gabion filling is basalt gravel and optionally basalt scraps a popular choice.

Functional aspects

Basalt gravel is also used as aggregate for concrete and asphalt when sieved. He likes to be used in the public space for the renaturation and fortification of waters such as streams, springs or ponds.

If frost-resistant bedding layers are required, washed basalt crushed stone is an alternative. Frequently, crushed-gravel mixtures are produced for this purpose, which move in the grain range of eight to 64 millimeters. The sufficient proportion of coarse grains produces the frost resistance and possibly also the suitability for use as drainage gravel.

That's how much basalt gravel costs
1 ton of basalt crushed stone (particle size 16-32 mm) as bulk materialabout 30 EUR
1 ton of basalt crushed stone (grain size 0-32 mm) as bulk materialabout 28 EUR
1 ton of basalt crushed stone (grain size 0-45 mm) as bulk materialabout 20 EUR
1 ton of black basalt crushed stone (grain size 31.5-63 mm) as bulk materialabout 60 EUR
1 ton of basalt coarse gravel (grain size 60-130 mm)about 62 EUR

Tips & Tricks

In particular, if you want to use basalt crushed stone as antifreeze coating, it is not necessary to obtain a water protection permit, as is the case with granite gravel, as is the case with recycled gravel. An inexpensive alternative may be recycled basalt gravel.


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