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Sand for Construction Sites and DIY Home Projects

April 14, 2021

National Site Materials can save you valuable time and money. Gone are the days of coordinating multiple vendors on every job site. By offering a diverse collection of site materials, we streamline your materials procurement process and eliminate headaches. Construction Site Sand Whether you need sand to level a job site, mix concrete or build … Read more

Stone Aggregate for Every Project

March 16, 2021

High quality raw materials are essential for creating a high quality product. At National Site Materials, we supply quality aggregate materials so you have the best building blocks for your job sites and projects. Construction Aggregate Materials like gravel, sand and crushed concrete are fundamentals at almost every construction site. For thousands of years, civilizations … Read more

6 Things You Need to Know Before Ordering Landscape Materials

February 10, 2021

Are you preparing for a major landscaping project? Considering choosing a different type of mulch this year? When it comes to lining your garden beds, there are a lot of options to choose from. We’ve compiled a few tips to help you pick the right product for you. When you are ready to place your … Read more

Fill Dirt for Construction Sites and DIY Projects

January 21, 2021

Fill dirt is often associated with leveling land or filling holes in the ground, but it has a wide range of uses. It is used for building runways, creating islands, overhauling landscaping and everything in between. Fill dirt is essential for countless construction and renovation projects. What is Fill Dirt Fill dirt is a natural, … Read more

Choosing the Right Precast Concrete

December 23, 2020

Concrete blocks were first used in the construction of homes in the United States around 1837 and became a popular material for homes in the early 1900s through 1920. The used of concrete blocks offered an alternative to stone and wood that utilized common, inexpensive materials. In addition to cost saving, concrete blocks were advertised … Read more

Lime Rock vs. River Rock

November 2, 2020

Hardscaping is the use of paving stones, gravel and other hard but movable materials in landscaping. Examples of hardscaping include retaining walls, patio pavers, water features, footpaths and driveways. Two popular choices for hardscaping materials are limestone rock and river rock. Their mass appeal is where the similarities between these materials end. Let’s take a … Read more

The Purpose of Rebar: Applications and Uses

October 13, 2020

Reinforcing steel bars, or rebar, come in a variety of alloys and grades of steel. Rebar features ridges specially manufactured to help concrete adhere to the metal surface. When pouring concrete for building construction, driveways or other projects, there are two big reasons for adding rebar. Rebar Adds Strength Concrete on its own is a … Read more

7 Things You Need to Know Before Using Decorative Stone in Landscaping

September 17, 2020

A quick search on Pinterest is all you need to find endless inspiration for incorporating decorative stone in your next landscaping project. From garden beds to retaining walls to walkways, the possibilities are seemingly endless. While many of these project can be reasonable DIY projects, others will require help from professionals. Before You Start While … Read more

Concrete Answers for Your Project

August 13, 2020

Are you planning a project that requires concrete? We know there is a lot of planning and preparation that goes into every project. To save you a little time, here are answers to our two most frequently asked questions about ordering concrete mix. How Much Concrete Do I Need? Concrete mix is sold by volume … Read more

Riprap and Erosion

July 14, 2020

Riprap, shot rock, rock armor, or rubble. Rip rap has many names but it all refers to one material, loose stone. These large, loose stones or concrete chunks are used along shorelines, streambeds, abutments, embankments, pilings and other structures along shorelines and waterways. In all these uses, rip rap serves as an effective protective barrier … Read more