Products

The foundation of United Materials of Great Falls is built on our high quality production of aggregates (sand, gravel, stone), asphalt, and ready-mix concrete. We strongly believe that the success of a project begins with quality materials. Our products have consistently met or exceed the expectations of our customers over the past 35 years.

There are a number of different types of aggregate including crushed stone, gravel, and sand. Recycled asphalt and concrete also can serve as construction aggregates. Aggregate materials are a component of composite materials such as concrete and asphalt; the aggregate serves as reinforcement to add strength to the overall composite material. Aggregate materials can be used as a stand alone product in highway, utility, railroad, commercial and residential building, and site development construction as well as projects such as landscaping and home improvement. Additionally, we have a portable three-bin pugmill plant available to service aggregate blending requirements. Aggregate is available at both United Materials locations (Main Office, Ranch Pit).
Asphalt is the made by combining liquid asphalt, a byproduct from refining natural petroleum crude oil, and crushed gravel, sand or stone (aggregate). United Materials produces hot and cold-mix asphalt. Hot-mix asphalt is mixed at one of United Materials’ two hot mix plants, transported to the roadway in dump trucks, placed using a paver, and compacted with steel-wheel or rubber-tired rollers. Hot-mix asphalt is the medium used for final surfacing of transportation (roads, runways, parking lots), recreation (playgrounds, bicycle paths, running tracks, tennis courts), agriculture (barn floors, greenhouse floors), industrial (landfill caps, work sites), and building construction (floorings). Cold-mix asphalt is a combination of unheated mineral aggregates and emulsified asphalt binders which can be plant-mixed or mixed-on-location. We are a supplier of EZ Street cold-mix asphalt, which is used for permanent patching. We also provide traditional cold-mix asphalt, which is used for temporary patching.
Concrete is the product made by combining cement, fine and course aggregate (crushed stone, gravel, sand), fly ash or chemical admixtures, and water. Chemical admixtures can be used for reduced setting time, reduced water requirements, and enhanced freeze/thaw protection. United Materials produces ready-mix concrete in various strengths. Ready-mix concrete is batched at United Materials’ main office and transported to the job site. We also have a mobile batch plant that can be set up at a construction site for close-proximity production.