Whats ballast meant to look like? mainly sand or aggregates?

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  1. zuber ali

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    Hi all,

    had some ballast delivered for my footing for a small conncrete block raised bed i am making. it seems to be a lot of sand and not much aggregate, is this normal i dont really know what its meant to look like.

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    thanks ive googled some images. some seem to have a lot of aggregate others dont. the stuff i got delivered seems to hardly have any aggregate so im not sure if its suitable. pucture below
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    My stuff from BnQ
     

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    Plenty of stones in there. (y)
     
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    If it was delivered in a bag tip the bag out on to a board and turn it over with a spade a few times to distribute the stones around. This will give you a better idea how many stones there are. Sometimes they settle in storage though vibrating the load will tend to lift them to the surface. (The sand settles down into the small crevices and get under the stones thereby lifting them up).
     
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    Thanks fellas. Your all stars
     
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    looks good to me
     
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