What is crush and run?


Crush and run has many names. Here are a few:

  • Crush & Run
  • Crush and run
  • Crusher run
  • Quarry process (QP)
  • Dense grade aggregate (DGA)


But it doesn’t matter what you call it. It is generally made up of crushed stone and stone dust. Depending on where the crush and run is produced, it could have granite, limestone, or trap rock. Crush and run is useful as a top layer for gravel driveways because the limestone sticks together when it gets wet, which helps the driveway last longer. It is also used as a base for pavers, concrete, and retaining walls. Crush and run is a type of gravel that consists of angular, crushed rock ranging in size from 3/4-inch to silt. Several factors influence the success and longevity of a crush and run driveway, including an adequate base, crown, and drainage.


If you are looking for crush and run for your next project, contact your local landscape supply store or aggregate producer today. They will be able to advise you on the best product for your needs and help you get started on your project. If you are in Atlanta, you can contact us at Atlanta Gravel. We offer crush and run and can deliver them to your job site. Give us a call today!