There is no need for two or more
aggregates on a job when slag is used--- its light weight,
durability, attractive color, and many other plus qualities make it
a very versatile construction material.
Just when you think that the number
of applications for slag usage has been exhausted, some new ones
pop-up. Slag not only mirrors the properties of standard
aggregate materials, so it can be used anywhere that stone
aggregates are utilized, but it has its own unique properties that
allow it to be used in quite a few other areas as well.
|For example, the
cubic and angular shape of typical slag products can be stacked
and banked at steeper angles than other aggregate materials.
This inherent stability and high strength make it the product of
choice for railroad beds, or any other type of base that has a
It also has a unique and consistent
chemistry that makes it a welcome alternative raw material in the
manufacturing of Portland cement. Producers of cement are
often astonished at increased clinker production and consistently
low alkali cement products.
Its relatively light weight, and
high strength, enhance the performance of concrete when added to mix
designs. The wide array of PennDOT approved product
gradations available at Beaver Valley Slag permit you to optimize
and consistently maintain performance. Slag’s high
porosity gives more surface area for Portland cement to bond to,
which accounts for the fact that slag-based concretes have upwards
of 10% higher compression strengths than concrete manufactured with
The high permeability of a
compacted slag surface, make it an ideal material for base or
backfill applications where drainage is an issue.
Slag has established itself over
many years over many other different applications. Call Beaver
Valley Slag today to explore your materials’ requirements, and to
see the benefits of putting our slag products to good use!
Slags have been used for many years in applications where it
comes into intimate contact with soil and ground water. Beaver
Valley Slag has consistently demonstrated that they pose no risk to
the environment. The EPA's most stringent test procedure, the
standard TCLP test (measures the concentrations of heavy metals
released from the slag while in an acid solution), is used to
rigorously document this fact. Beaver Valley Slag has never
failed any TCLP test with its slag products!