Rail track ballast serves as a bed for rail tracks and provides drainage and strength for heavy loads carried by trains. Ballast is the description for the aggregate beneath the rail track. The track ballast forms the track bed that suports the rail track load and provides water drainage.
Rail ballast aggregate is typically 30-50mm aggretate. Hard and tough stone is required for rail ballast. Resists the severe attrition in a railway trackbed environment. Tarmac ballast is typically granite as its strength delivers natural durability. , although other aggregate types can satisfy the requirements for trackbed ballast
To ensure safety and performance materials are quailty tested. Our rail ballast complies to Network Rail standards for resistance to fragmentation, attrition and wear, cleanliness, durability against freeze-thaw, resistance to freeze-thawing and durability including resistance to freeze thaw.
Where can Rail Track Ballast be used?
Rail Track Ballast is a product specially used for rail track sub bases.
Why use Rail Track Ballast?
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