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Steve Mendoza
General practice surveyor
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What is the difference between Grit and Aggregate?

What is the difference between Grit and Aggregate?

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Jacqueline Wade
Environmental engineer

Grit and aggregate all are manufactured in stone crushers.

From stone crusher we get

  • Durt
  • Grit
  • Artificial sand
  • Aggregate
  • GSB material

Size of 10-20mm stone is defined as a aggregate. And size of stone <10mm is defined as a grit.

Grid is used to make a well packing layer ( fill the voids).

What is the difference between Grit and Aggregate?

Aggregate

What is the difference between Grit and Aggregate?

Grit

Grit sand is a coarse washed sand used to lay concrete slabs and cobble block paving. Grit sand is also used to aerate soil when planting.

Aggregates are materials added to cementitous mixtures to improve the strength of that mixtures. In concrete the used aggregates are fine and coarse.

Grit are generally 2-6 mm size and aggregate are generally 4mm or greater.

Henry Newman
Water resource engineer

Aggregates less than size 6mm is called as Grit, while agg’s more than 6mm in size is termed as Kapchi. Words Grit & Kapchi instead of Aggregates are normally used in Asphalt road works rather than in cement concrete works. In cement concrete mix, you can use Grit as a part of fine aggregates or Coarse Sand.