Expanded Shale

Living Earth - Specialty Products - Expanded Shale - Click to view larger imageExpanded 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 or Haydite, sized to 3/8 inches, gray in color, as supplied by Living Earth (www.LivingEarth.net).

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.

Living Earth Contacts:

Dallas / Fort Worth Area

1901 California Crossing
Dallas, TX 75220

Main Number: 972-869-4332
Paul Tomaso: 214-533-6296
Scott Bort: 469-831-6107

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Houston Area

5625 Crawford Road
Houston, TX 77041

Main Number: 713-466-7360
Anna Ochoa: 281-300-8508
Richard Stamper: 713-582-4816

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