Frequently Asked Questions

If you need a lot of sand for a project (more than a ton), it is best to have it delivered on a dump truck.  The sand can be dumped on the ground or a small area and will not wash away in the rain.  You can save money buying it in bulk.

Yes, Construction Sand is an excellent fine aggregate to add to your concrete. It is typically combined with cement and gravel, such as #57s Gravel to obtain the right ratio for most concrete projects.

Construction Sand can come from a variety of sources.  Some may be a type of natural sand, such as river sand, and others may be a type of crushed granite or limestone.  So the sources are usually determined by the local source or quarry.  It may also be determined by the bagging facility for big box retailers.  However, a good Construction Sand regardless of its source should be screened to remove large particles (gravel) and washed to remove small particles (dust).

What is another name for Construction SandConstruction Sand is sometimes called builders sand, river sand, pit sand, utility sand, manufactured sand, fill sand, m10s, and many other names.  The reason it has so many names is that is really is a general term for any local sand that can work for purposes such as construction and landscaping.  Construction Sand is generally screened and a medium to coarse gradation, but that is not always the case.  Be sure to check to make sure Construction Sand is right for your project. 

Construction Sand refers is a general term for sand used for a variety of construction purposes.  Not all Construction Sand is the same but it is typically a general purpose, budget friendly sand.  It can be made of different sources.  Our Construction Sand is a type of silica sand that can be used for concrete, drainage, underlayment for pipes and tanks, block masonry, and landscaping.  It is sub-angular, medium to coarse in gradation, screened, and washed sand. 

Typically, the difference between Construction Sand and Play Sand is the size of the particles.  Play Sand contains much finer, smaller particles that feel softer to the touch and stick together better for building sandcastles and best for playing with toy trucks.  Construction Sand typically contains larger particles that are better for improving drainage and adding strength to concrete. 

Construction Sand is the ideal type of sand to use for french drainage systems. It can be used just under the soil surface and drains water up to 60+ inches per hour to the perforated pipe below. Often a layer of gravel or fabric is installed between the sand and the drain pipe.

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