Concrete, steel, and wood, are the essential building materials in modern society. We use them to build our homes, schools, hospitals, highways and roads, airports, shopping malls – virtually all the infrastructure we use and rely on each day. Concrete is made by mixing only four ingredients: sand, water, cement, and aggregate. Limestone is the most commonly used aggregate for the production of concrete.
Aggregate is made from high quality, natural deposits of limestone such as those present in the Lake Belt area of western Miami-Dade County. Limestone is a huge source of economic revenue and jobs for Florida, which ranks second in the United States for the production of limestone and fourth in consumption.
Some of the benefits of the high-quality limestone found in the Lake Belt include: