Ballast brings you the very best in versatility and stability. As a blend of 5 – 20mm gravel and sharp sand, 20mm ballast is most commonly used to create concrete, though it can also be used for sub-bases, foundations and footings, making it a multi-purpose material that you can rely on for many applications. 

Ballast is typically formed of crushed stone. However, less suitable materials such as burnt clay have been used historically. Here at Chargrace Soils, we offer high-quality ballast in any volume as part of our aggregate range, either as loose load or in bulk bags.

Features & benefits of Ballast

Ballast has a wide array of applications, features and benefits, including: 

  • Superb multi-purpose material 
  • A blend of gravel and sharp sand 
  • Durable, hard-wearing and therefore cost effective 
  • Excellent as a component in the creation of concrete mixes, increasing the strength of concrete  
  • Perfect for construction projects where gaps or voids need to be filled in, or for building foundations 
  • Useful in domestic applications such as driveway sub-bases, paving, bedding or creating paths 
  • Naturally sourced aggregate which can result in different colours and textures
  • Can be delivered in any volume for your convenience 

Need a little advice? Just chat with our team. 

How much ballast do I need?

Each project will require a different amount of ballast. As a general rule, you will need around 1750 – 1800 kg per cubic metre squared of concrete, though it’s always worth over-ordering slightly to give yourself some flexibility. 

For a more accurate estimate of how much ballast you need based on the dimensions of your project, check out our handy aggregate calculator. While this is not a precise amount, it will give you a clearer picture of the volume you might require – and our friendly team is also on hand to advise. 

Order ballast loose loads online today

Here at Chargrace Soils, we’re here to make it easy for you to get the aggregates you need, when you need them. That’s why we provide ballast bulk bags or loose, tipped ballast that can be delivered directly to your doorstep. 

As one of the area’s most trusted providers of building materials, you can count on us for prompt delivery of your ballast bulk bag to our local areas of Kent, Bromley and Sevenoaks. Simply order online today or give us a call for further information.