Soft Rocks in Austria

Soft Rock deposits containing raw materials such as gravel, sand or clay represent important resources for the building industry.

In Austria, 70 million tons of sand and gravel are used annually for the construction of houses, factories and traffic routes.

For economic and ecological reasons, transport distances of raw materials should be minimized. Therefore, it is important to provide extraction sites close to the end-user in a sustainable manner. Knowing the distribution of soft rocks and their properties is vital to reach this goal.