Our river sand is a screened, washed, durable, well-graded, and sub-angular.
Our river sand is natural sand, meaning that is was formed by nature as a result of weathering rock over time. Much of the parent rock, or original big rock, in our geographic location is composed of quartz. Therefore, the sand made from those rocks are composed of natural quartz grains, which is one of the hardest and most durable materials
We supply contractors, landscape supply yards, homeowners, and landscapers with river sand for all types of construction and landscape projects.
River Sand isn’t just our name, it is the foundation of our company! The unique aspect is that we actually make the river sand, so rest assured that you are buying sand direct from the source. We supply contractors, landscape supply yards, homeowners, and landscapers with river sand for all types of construction and landscape projects. We have multiple locations throughout Georgia and Metro Atlanta to provide you the best quality and most affordable river sand. River sand is scaled and sold by the ton, and you can pick it up (with a dump truck or trailer) or we can deliver any amount.
River sand is used for a variety of projects including:
- concrete sand (ready-mix concrete, precast concrete, shotcrete, and gunite),
- topdressing and leveling your lawn (bermuda, zoysia, and other grasses)
- amending your soil or as a soil conditioner
- horse arena sand and footing
- turf rootzone sand for sports fields (football, soccer, lacrosse, baseball/softball)
- golf course renovation and construction sand
- french drains and other storm water infiltration systems
- water filtration
- septic systems (Eljen Systems or sand filter system)
- grout sand and mortar sand (blocks and stone work)
- poultry sand or chicken grit
- underlayment sand (tanks, pipe, gypsum floor, pools and landfills)
- plaster sand
- beach sand
- dam core trench sand
- playground sand or play sand
What is River Sand?
You may already know what type of sand you need for your project, or you may be asking yourself two questions: “What is river sand?” and “Is river sand what I need for my project?”
The quick answer: Our river sand is a screened (no rocks or large debris), washed (removes unwanted dust particles), durable (made up of hard pieces that last), well-graded (we combine different size particles that makes it perform a certain way), sub-angular shaped particles (important for stability and strength), sand. We test it in a lab, a lot, to make sure the premium quality remains consistent.
The answer for someone who needs all the details: Our river sand is natural sand, meaning that is was formed by nature as a result of weathering rock over time. Much of the parent rock, or original big rock, in our geographic location is composed of quartz. Therefore, the sand made from those rocks are composed of natural quartz grains, which is one of the hardest and most durable materials. The major constituent of quartz is silica (silicon dioxide), so our river sand is also considered a silica sand. Our sand grains are actually sub-angular in shape, unlike many of the other highly-weathered sources that typically are rounded. The various color hues from white, tan, red, and brown sands are a result of iron oxides on the silica particle that is like a coat of paint on each particle.
Is river sand the right sand for my project?
Your project may be one of the ones on the list above but it’s uses do not stop there. We have delivered to everything from zoos to movie sets to the local homeowner, it is truly a general-purpose construction sand.. The properties of our river sand determine if it is the right fit for your project. River sand will not compact, unlike some of our manufactured sand products. It does not contain rocks and large debris for safety (i.e. sport fields) and functional purposes (i.e. concrete). River sand is economically priced compared to other types of sand, with an average cost savings of 25% that can translate into $100 or more savings per load. It also lasts a long time because of its hardness and its inert chemical properties, unlike limestone and/or granite sand.
River Sand in Atlanta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Athens, Cumming, Gainesville, and beyond
Keep in mind that river sand may be the key for your project but we also offer a variety of sand products that are produced right here in Atlanta and the rest of Georgia to suit all your needs.
We can help you choose the perfect landscaping supply or construction material for your project.
Give us a call at 877-499-SAND. We look forward to serving you!
River Sand is a natural sand that is made from weathering or erosion processes, unlike other sands that are made from crushing rock. River Sand can vary in gradation but is typically coarse sand. It can be used in all types of landscaping and construction projects including concrete sand, drainage areas, arena footing and soil amendments. It is made from the same material of the local rock it eroded from, so usually it is mainly silica sand from quartz. Our River Sand is sub-angular in shape, but other sources can be rounded.
Most of our River Sand has parent material (the rock from where it eroded/broke away from) of quartz. So, it is primarily a silica sand (SiO2), or quartz sand. The different hues of brown, red, and yellow comes from iron oxides on the surface of the particle.
River Sand is used in concrete, horse arenas, golf courses, french drains, topdressing, sport field construction, and as a soil amendment. River Sand is a great soil amendment for gardening and landscaping as it helps relieve clay soils from becoming compacted, and improves water and air infiltration. It can be mixed in with the soil or used alone like in a sand-based sport field or french drain. Topdressing a lawn or grass is actually a process in which River Sand levels and amends the turf. Horse arenas use River Sand as a well-draining footing as it provides the horse with cushion and traction at the same time. Pre-cast, ready mix, and other concrete projects can use River Sand for an aggregate and it helps concrete pump and finish better.
River Sand can be used for constructing beaches. However, it typically contains coarser particles than the soft sand you think of on the beach which is good when waves may erode the beach. We have many other products that look and feel more like the sand you think about as beach sand, similar to that on the shores of Florida. Real beach sand is a very fine silica, or quartz, sand. Beach sand can be from any source such as nearby volcanic rock, shells, or limestone.
Yes, we produce and sell River Sand at multiple locations throughout Metro Atlanta and Georgia. That’s not all we sell though. We have a complete line of other types of sand, topsoil, dirt, gravel, and mulch.