Expanded Shale or Haydite is a clay product that is heated in a rotary kiln until it becomes a ceramic aggregate. Most Expanded Shale is sized to 3/8 inches and is grey in color. It can absorb about 20% of its weight in water, yet because it is angular in shape it also improves drainage and air circulation when used in horticultural mixes.
Expanded Shale Product Specifications:
Expanded Shale Uses:
- As a component of an integrated, engineered on-structure garden system (see our specification for details).
- In large planters on elevated applications such as rooftops, parking garages and others.
- As a soil amendment where Expanded Sale is used to open up compacted soils and improve existing planting beds.
- In container plantings where Expanded Shale replaces perlite and pumice, opening up the soil mix to improved drainage and air circulation.
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