Basalt

Basalt Pavers and Dimension Stone

Basalt has a long history in construction and architecture as pavers and dimension stone. Basalt was used as stadium seating and street pavers throughout the Roman Empire. Today, basalt is commonly used as crushed aggregate in construction projects. Crushed basalt is used for road base, concrete aggregate, asphalt pavement aggregate, railroad ballast, filter stone in drain fields. But, basalt is also cut into dimension stone. In thin slabs it is used for building veneers, flooring, etc. and in its large columnar chunks it is used to create large durable stone objects, monuments, and even art. Thicker cut applications include basalt pavers.

Earth’s Most Abundant Bedrock

Basalt and granite are both igneous rocks, meaning that they cooled from a magma. But the similarities start to diverge there. Granite forms from the slow crystallization of magma below Earth’s surface whereas basalt forms as lava oozes toward the Earth’s surface at a volcano or mid-oceanic ridge.

Basalt underlies more of Earth’s surface than any other rock type. Most ocean basins are underlain by basalt and it is the chief volcanic rock in many mid-oceanic islands including Iceland and the islands of Hawaii.

Basalt is usually grey to black, but can weather to brown or rust due to oxidation. Although characterized as “dark”, basaltic rocks can actually exhibit a wide range of shading due to regional geochemical processes. The Basalt of Iceland does not look the same as what appears in the Columbia River Basin in the Northwest.

Basalt isn’t unique to the earth. Basalt is an intergalactic rock with samples found on the Earth’s moon, Mars, Venus and on several asteroids. HDG Building Materials, at least so far, sources it’s basalt from the earth.

Basalt Pavers and Dimension Stone Variety

Basalt stone from HDG is available in several colors. Choose from among over a dozen finishes for your stone project. HDG can have hand and machine finishes applied economically to basalt stone at the factory and then shipped to your job site ready to install. Learn about our White Glove Service.

Butterfly Black Basalt Pool Surround - HDG Building Materials

Basalt Colors

Combine Your Finish With The Perfect Color

Butterfly Black

Poipu Black

Obscura Negra

Mongolian Black

Basalt Finishes

Choose From Among 14 Basalt Finishes

Honed

Lychee

Adze

Flamed

Pineapple

Mushroom

Split/Pitched

Corduroy

Sandblasted

Scored

Scored & Chiseled

Antiqued

Etched

Engraved

Color & Finish Combinations

Combine Color And Finish To Achieve The Perfect Look For Your Application

HDG Pacific Continental Basalt

US-quarried and Fabricated Stone

Designed and fabricated for landscape and building projects wanting or needing US-quarried and fabricated pavers and dimension stone. Our US-quarried basalt is good for paving, stair-planks, treads and risers, wall-caps, wall-cladding and curbs. Columnar-basalt core-drilled for water-features are also available.

Piece sizes are typically 24″x48″ with some sizes available up to 36″x72″.

Available Colors:

  • 01OR-GR10 Cascade Black – Black, Graphite Basalt
  • 01OR-GR20 Dutch Grey – Medium Grey, with hint of Blue/Green
  • 01OR-GR21 Columbia Grey – Light Grey

Available finishes:

  • Thermalled / Flamed
  • Mushroom (Pillowed)
  • Split and Pitched (with tool marks)
  • Lychee (Bush-Hammered)
  • Sand-Blasted
HDG Pacific Continental Basalt

Poipu Black Basalt

Durability of Granite; Subtleties of Limestone

This grey basalt volcanic rock has been used in architecture for centuries. Poipu Black Basalt has the durability of granite with the same color, markings and subtleties as limestone.

Basalt Pavers and Dimension Stone Applications

Able to withstood severe weather conditions this stone is suitable for residential or commercial applications in a variety of indoor and outdoor applications. Use this stone for cladding and building veneers, pool coping, stone facades, paving stones, slabs, floor tiles, stair-planks, treads and risers, monuments, water features, stepping stones, mosaics, curbstone, cobblestone, etc.

Available Sizes:

60×30 cm, (23 5/8″ x 11 13/16″)
40×40 cm, (15 3/4″ x 15 3/4″)
60×40 cm, (23 5/8″ x 15 3/4)
50×50 cm, (19 11/16″ x 19 11/16″)
60×60 cm, (23 5/8″ x 23 5/8″)
80×40 cm, (31 1/2″ x 15 3/4)
80×80 cm, (31 1/2″ x 31 1/2″)
100×50 cm, (39 3/8″ x 19 11/16″)
120×60 cm, (47 1/4″ x 23 5/8″)
99.7×59.7 cm, (39 1/4″ x 23 1/2″)
59.7×59.7 cm, (23 1/2″ x 23 1/2″)

Custom dimension stone up to 24″ x 48″ available.

Available finishes:

HDG can have hand and machine finishes applied economically to basalt pavers and dimensions stone at the factory and then shipped to your job site ready to install. Learn about our White Glove Service. Poipu Black Basalt is available in a variety of hand and machined finishes including:

  • Honed
  • Sandblasted
  • Bush-hammered
  • Chiseled
  • Antique brushed

Ask for a Sample

Samples are available for most of the products HDG Building Materials supplies. For stone, select colors and finishes are in stock and available for sampling. We can also order custom-cut any finished samples of any of our stone, produce them, and send photos at no charge. Also, physical samples can be produced and delivered (air freight fees may apply).

Poipu Black Basalt Coarse Adze Finish - HDG Building Materials

Need Help Selecting Basalt Pavers or Dimension Stone?

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