What’s The Difference Between Crushed Stone and Pea Gravel?

There are many options available to you when starting a landscaping job.
You’ll find the two most popular options when looking for aggregates: crushed stone and pea.
These materials may appear similar and interchangeable, but they are very different.

Uses of gravel and stones
Pea gravel can be used above the ground because of its texture and color (e.g., garden accents and flower beds). The pea gravel’s variety of colors makes it an attractive addition to your landscaping and allows you to stand out against the leaves.
Pea gravel’s smooth texture makes it a great material for patios, walkways, and patios. Pea gravel is also used to make fence post aggregates.
Although crushed stone is most often used as aggregate, it can also serve as decorative rock and make landscape beds. Crushed stone is durable and the best choice for pipe bedding, backfill, or drainage.
Because crushed stone is a hard material, it is easy to pack. This makes it stable for driveways and other areas. It is not suitable for playground material due to its rough edges.

Pricing
Prices will vary depending upon the amount, location, color, type, and size of gravel or stone that you require. Port Aggregates can provide you with a quote quickly and accurately.

Different shapes and sizes can lead to differences.
Pea gravel can easily shift because it’s so small. The gravel must be secured in place by adding to a walkway or flower bed with landscape trim.
Crushed stone is usually larger and can be used in driveways, parking lots, and railroad ballast.