Ballast is used for many types of building applications and consists of sharp sand and gravel.
Ballast is usually mixed with cement and water to create concrete.
Ballast often forms the trackbed upon which railroad ties are normally laid. It is packed between, below, and around the ties and is used to bear the load to facilitate drainage of water, and also to keep down vegetation that might interfere with the track structure. In other uses, ballast tends to be used for anything that may be load bareing.
Delivery | Collections
You can pay for deliveries or collections using a credit / debit card or by paying cash to our drivers or on-site staff. We are able to set up business accounts on site for regular business. Get in touch with our team for enquiries based around payment.
We will always do our best to accommodate our customers and deliver in and around Shropshire. For arease further afield, please get in touch.
We ask for at least 24 hours notice to allow us to meet your needs in the best, most efficient way possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
DRM is open to the public and trade. Visit us at Whitchurch Drive in Ketley. We're located in between the Ketley Brook roundabout and the Furrows Ford roundabout (The old Ketley recycling unit).
How much will I need to complete my project?
Due to the difference in compactability of certain products it is difficult to give an accurate amount, however as a general rule 1 cubic metre of area will require approx. 1.8 - 2.0 tonnes of material. We do stress however to do your research and where possible, ensure a professional is on hand to assist you in your project.
I’m looking for a match for a material I already have. Can you help?
The best option in this scenario would be to bring a small sample of the material you would like matching. That way, we can ensure you're happy before ordering.
How do I know what product to use for my project?
We have done our very best to give accurate descriptions of our products, howevr, if you are still unsure, please call us or come and visit us for assistance.