River pebbles are rock fragments of various sizes that have gone through a long and careful process of polishing by water and glaciers. The largest deposits of this unique natural material are located in the foothills of the Caucasus, the Urals, Altai, Karelia and other mountain systems. Due to its natural composition, which combines quartz and granite, pebbles are very strong and durable building materials.
Fields of application of river pebbles
Sizes of pebbles are very diverse and can vary in diameter from 0.5 cm to 25 cm. In addition, depending on the place of origin, the pebbles have a rich color scheme. In addition to very high strength, river pebbles perfectly tolerate all kinds of natural and temperature effects. All these features make her perfect
material for various landscape and design solutions, for example, whendecorating ponds, fountains and other artificial reservoirs. Due to their good aesthetic qualities, river pellets are widely used in the construction of garden paths, alpine slides, flower beds and front gardens. In addition, pebbles are used in the construction of wells and baths. This material looks great if you combine different colors, shades, sizes and textures. The river looks unusual and very original
pebbles in home design. With its help, you can turn any small architectural structure, such as a fireplace, bar counter, aquarium, indoor garden, etc., into a uniquely attractive interior element. The floor mosaic of multi-colored rounded stones also looks unsurpassed.
River pebbles for bath
The choice of stone for a sauna or bath should be taken very responsibly. Firstly, this natural material must have good heat dissipation, and secondly, it should not be affected by sudden temperature changes. Such volcanic rocks as granite, andesite, bas alt, etc., have high density and uniformity, but river or sea pebbles are inferior to volcanic stones according to these criteria. For example, if a pebble is heated to a high temperature and then splashed with cold water, there is a risk of it bursting, and this is fraught with dangerous injuries. Therefore, this material is best used for lining stoves, walls and floors in baths and saunas.
River pebbles for the well
Summer residents or owners of country houses who do not have central water supply on their plots,equip them with individual water sources - wells. But digging a well is only half the battle, you also need to take care of the constant purity of the water in it, that is, protect the bottom from silting with the help of a bottom filter. A variety of materials can be used as such a filter, the main thing is that they are not toxic, radioactive and do not decompose in water. River pebbles can play the role of an ideal well filter. Most often it is laid in 3 layers in a certain way. The thickness of one layer is 15-20 cm. There are two types of filters: reverse and direct. When installing a return filter, first lay out the smallest pebbles, then medium-sized ones, and at the end - large ones. In the direct filter, the process of laying stones is carried out in reverse order.