Quality Sand and Stone To Complete Any Construction Project
WITHOUT HIGH-GRADE INDUSTRIAL SAND, WE WOULDN’T HAVE MODERN BUILDINGS
If there is any material that is essential to modern construction, it would be limestone. A naturally occurring sedimentary rock, limestone is an abundant resource that has many construction uses. From the Parthenon to the Pentagon, limestone is one of the oldest building materials. Pontotoc provides limestone from boulders to dust for a myriad of building and landscaping uses. It can serve almost any role and is indispensable for modern construction.
As a building material, industrial sand is an important resource for agriculture, landscaping, building materials, and road construction. Pontotoc sand is pure silica mined from St. Petersburg and Oil Creek formations, which are known for purity and strength.
Crushed limestone rock has been used as a construction material since ancient times.
Some of the oldest buildings in the world were constructed with limestone, including the pyramids. This is perhaps a testament to the durability and longevity of limestone as a building material. While it does corrode over time, corrosion on limestone structures is superficial and will not impact structural integrity. Another benefit to limestone is its versatility. From riprap boulders used to protect shorelines to chipped stone used as a base for roadways, limestone is the most versatile and durable of any natural building material.
Sand has always been an important material for agriculture, landscape, and infrastructure. For construction purposes, silica sand is mostly used as an ingredient in concrete, which adds structure and coarseness along with other aggregates. Masonry sand is usually lighter and used when the concrete is more decorative than structural. Utility sand is used as a base material for
concrete and used to fill in holes and trenches to create a flat surface for foundations or roadways. Sand used in road construction allows for better grading, making it possible for the roads to move and curve with the landscape instead of cutting through it.
We take every precaution to protect and benefit the surrounding landscape. Our crushed limestone and industrial sand operations are geared toward recycling the water we use and preserving the surrounding area to mitigate any negative impact on the environment. These efforts have lowered the footprint of our mine areas, conserved water and energy, and preserved natural habitats.