Crushed Limestone’s Many Uses

Limestone is a vital source of construction aggregate. Shoreline provides INDOT, IDOT and MDOT state approved limestone.
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As the most widely used building material in the world, Limestone is used in the construction of roads, concrete, and other building materials. Crushed limestone is an essential ingredient in the products we take for granted to build our homes, schools, hospitals, offices and the roads we travel daily. 

So, what is it that makes Limestone so useful? Because of its strength, versatility, and low thermal expansion, Limestone is a vital source of construction aggregate. Shoreline provides INDOT, IDOT and MDOT state approved limestone that follow strict quality-control standards.  

Uses of Crushed Limestone

Crushed limestone is used for numerous construction projects ranging from building bridges to creating drainage or providing fill material. Our customers have used our top quality limestone for:

  • Road Construction, highways, airport runways (as a road base due its strength and durability)
  • Concrete production (producing a stronger concrete less prone to expansion)
  • Asphalt production (hydrated lime reduces cracking and stripping)
  • Building bridges, homes, hospitals and schools (under concrete slabs that form the foundation of buildings)
  • Establishing drainage, water filtration and erosion control (as rip rap along rivers, streams, drainage and road edges)
  • Creating gravel driveways, roads, and parking lots
  • Erecting sewer systems
  • Providing fill material

Shoreline Crushed Limestone Products

  • ¾” Clean Crushed Limestone/INDOT #8—for pipe backfill, foundation walls, drainage, and concrete mix
  • Road Base—for compactable base under brick and concrete pavers, and base of retaining walls
  • 4×6 RIP RAP—for shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments to protect against erosion
  • INDOT Uniform RIP RAP—for shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments to protect against erosion
  • INDOT Revetment RIP RAP—for shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments to protect against erosion
  • RR #5—for shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments to protect against erosion
  • INDOT Class 2—for shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments to protect against erosion
  • RR #7—for shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments to protect against erosion
  • Armour Stone—for river revetment and diversion
  • ⅝” Clean Crushed Limestone—for pathways, driveways, and decorative ground cover
  • INDOT #11, IDOT CM 13—for pathways, driveways, and decorative ground cover
  • Limestone Screening—for bike paths, walking paths, horse stable arenas and stalls, and as a leveling agent
  • Aglime—for protecting the soil from wind and erosion
  • Railroad Ballast for railroad tracks, fill deep over-digs, porches, and garages
  • #2 Limestone—for driveway base, and decorative ground cover
  • 3” Crushed Limestone—for base of driveways, parking lots, and construction drives for heavy equipment
  • INDOT #5—for pipe backfill, foundation walls, drainage, and concrete mix

Shoreline Delivers

In addition to providing quality limestone products, Shoreline provides convenient delivery, competitive prices and excellent customer service.  Crushed limestone can be used for a variety of purposes. Whatever the project, Shoreline has the crushed limestone that you need.  For your convenience, you can order all our limestone products by ton, yard or load. Contact us today.

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