HOW TO STORE AGGREGATES ON SITE?

Storing of Aggregate on Site

  • Store aggregate at site on a hard dry and level patch of ground
  • If such a surface is not available then prepare a platform of planks or old corrugated iron sheets, or a floor of bricks, or a thin layer of lean concrete so as to prevent contamination with clay, dust, vegetable and other foreign matter.
  • Maintain sufficient distance between stacks of fine and coarse aggregates to prevent the material at the edges of the stock piles from getting intermixed.
  • If possible then construct dividing walls to give each type of aggregate its own compartment.
  • Stack the fine aggregate in such a place where loss due to effect of wind is minimum.
  • Stacking of the aggregates should be carried out in regular stacks. The suggested sizes for stacks are as follows.

Material

Size of Stack (in m.)

Length

Breadth

Height

Soling stone

5

2

0.5

5

1

0.5

Coarse aggregate

2

2

0.5

5

5 1

5

1

0.5

Fine aggregate

2

2

0.5

5

5

1

5

1

0.5

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