# Can you use aggregate as sub base?

## Can you use aggregate as sub base?

A sub base is an aggregate or aggregate mix that forms a sound, load-bearing base layer for applications such as the construction of roads, paths and pavements. A sub base aggregate can also be used as a base for patios and artificial grass.

## What is Sub Base concrete?

Subbase for Concrete Slab Subbase is a layer of gravel, which is fairly cheap material, placed on top of subgrade. The subbase placement is optional and it serves as a work platform for construction of the slab and provide more uniform support for the slab.

**What does sub base include?**

Subbase is made up of smaller rocks of various sizes and particles often used to fill in space or gaps which can be compacted to form a more solid surface.

**What is the aggregate type for base course?**

Aggregates: Aggregates for bases shall be crushed stone, crushed slag, crushed gravel or natural gravel that conforms to the quality requirements of AASHTO M147, except that the requirements for the ratio for the minus No. 200 sieve fraction to the minus No.

### What is the best base for paving slabs?

Paving slabs are bedded in a mortar mix with four parts sharp sand to one part cement. Measure your quantities using a shovel or a bucket – for example, four buckets of sand for every one bucket of cement.

### Can I use concrete as a sub-base?

Any potential ‘soft-spots’ in the subgrade can allow the concrete to sink from the center or turn up from the edges. Owing to its inflexibility, the concrete slabs can crack. As concrete is highly compressed and heavy, it may crack under its own weight if not provided a suitable sub-base.

**What is the function of sub base?**

The function of a subbase is to help prevent pumping of fine-grained, subgrade soils. Pumping, which leads to the loss of soil material beneath slab edges and joints, occurs when three factors exist in combination: pumpable soils, excess water under the pavement, and frequent heavy truck loads.

**How does sub base work?**

A sub-base works by distributing a point load over a larger area. The interlock between adjacent particles of the sub-base material ensures that a relatively thin layer of the right sort of crushed aggregate can dramatically improve the ability of the ground to carry comparatively heavy loads.

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**What is Sub Base mix?**

Sub-base mix is a blend of sand and aggregates for use as a sub-base in concrete mixes.

**What is Type 2 Sub Base?**

Our Type 2 is a crushed aggregate with extra dusts and fines, which makes the perfect sub base for a range of domestic and commercial construction projects. Graded to 50mm down to dust and fines no specified grading, it is finer than our MOT Type 1 sub base, as it is composed of fewer larger angular scalpings.

## What is gradation of aggregate?

Gradation and Size. The particle size distribution, or gradation, of an aggregate is one of the most influential aggregate characteristics in determining how it will perform as a pavement material. In HMA, gradation helps determine almost every important property including stiffness, stability, durability, permeability , workability,…

## What is aggregate measurement?

An aggregate measurement is a model that contains a collection of measures together with their corresponding dimensions. Measures are aggregate numbers, such as Total Sales or Number of Orders. Dimensions are slicers, such as Product, Vendor, or Customer, that help you analyze the measure.

**What is an aggregate data?**

Aggregate data. In statistics, aggregate data are data combined from several measurements. When data are aggregated, groups of observations are replaced with summary statistics based on those observations. In a data warehouse, the use of aggregate data dramatically reduces the time to query large sets of data.

**What is aggregate sampling?**

The process of taking a sample of aggregate that is truly representative of the nature and condition of the aggregate in the stockpile, bin or transfer point is called aggregate sampling.