Is MOT Type 1 the same as ballast?

Is MOT Type 1 the same as ballast?

Is MOT Type 1 the same as ballast?

MOT 1 is always prefered,as it will compact better due to the wider range aggergrate from 40mm stones down to dust, & is usually cheaper than ballast, sub base should be ideally 100mm & well compacted. And patio slabs should be laid on a full mortar bed, not spot bedded.

Can I use ballast as a sub base for a shed?

A standard concrete mix ratio of 1 part cement to 5 parts ballast (aggregate and sand) is usually perfectly adequate for shed bases but you can add reinforcing fibres if you are housing anything particularly heavy.

Can you use ballast to lay block paving?

Use a concrete mix of one-part cement to six-part ballast to create foundations that are 100mm thick. Using a taut string line set at the finished height of your paving level to act as your guide, make sure the edging stones you're using will sit at the level they need to be.

Can you make concrete with ballast?

Mixing 1 part cement to 6 parts ballast creates concrete suitable for driveways, paths and patios, and increasing the ratio to 1:8 gives foundation-strength concrete. It is of course possible to add other materials to increase the strength of the concrete – these often include steel reinforcing bars (“rebar”).

What can ballast be used for?

Ballast is a mixture of sharp sand and small stones or gravel, used to make concrete for a variety of landscaping uses – from path edgings and shed bases to kerbs and securing fence posts. We also supply recycled ballast as part of our Eco-Range.

What's the difference between aggregate and ballast?

As nouns the difference between aggregate and ballast is that aggregate is a mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; something consisting of elements but considered as a whole while ballast is (nautical) heavy material that is placed in the hold of a ship (or in the gondola of a balloon), to provide stability.

Is ballast OK as a subbase?

Other materials supplied for use as a sub-base include ballast and crusher run, however these offer little control over the balance of solids and fines. Although unsuitable for use under areas of heavy traffic or commercial projects, these materials should be perfectly suitable for patios and standard driveways.

Is Hardcore a ballast?

Ballast, gravel and hardcore MOT Type 1 (hardcore) is crushed carboniferous limestone, used to create a hardcore base under patios, paving, driveways and artificial grass. It can also be used as a filling product. Local shingle is a cost-effective shingle, ideal for many uses from paths to driveways and borders.

Is ballast the same as aggregate?

Increases strength of concrete – ballast is a heavier aggregate than other concrete mix materials, such as sand. This means that ballast can provide a stronger bond in the mix as ballast is heavier and rougher, which improves the bond of the paste.

Can I use MOT 1 for concrete?

When should I use MOT Type 1 - Crushed Concrete MOT Type 1 - Crushed Concrete is by its very nature a Type 1 SHW certified product for use as a high quality fill or sub-base material, often in the construction of car parks, driveways and highways.

What's the difference between a MOT and a ballast?

  • MOT 1 varies in size from 63mm right down to dust, where as ballast is usually 20mm down to dust. MOT isn't brilliant for concrete, too rough. Type 1 is a grading not a specific material.

Can you use ballast and Mot in concrete?

  • If I use ballast and cement I was going to go with a 4:1 mix. MOT 1 varies in size from 63mm right down to dust, where as ballast is usually 20mm down to dust. MOT isn't brilliant for concrete, too rough. Type 1 is a grading not a specific material.

Which is better Mot 1 or sub base?

  • MOT 1 is always prefered,as it will compact better due to the wider range aggergrate from 40mm stones down to dust, & is usually cheaper than ballast, sub base should be ideally 100mm & well compacted. And patio slabs should be laid on a full mortar bed, not spot bedded.

When to use C rushed Mot type 1 stone?

  • C rushed MOT type 1 stone when compacted gives a solid foundation for you to lay your paving upon. Crushed stone sold loose as hardcore aggregate is classed as MOT type 1. Which means that it is approved for use by the Ministry of Transport for the construction of public highway roads and pavements.

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