WASHED SAND

All sorts of sands are mined throughout the world, including the very abundant silica sand. Once the sand is mined it is often washed with water to remove salt, silt, clay, dust and powder. Sand also is often separated and classified according to size as it gets washed. Washed sand comes in coarse, medium, fine and ultra fine granule sizes, of which each size classification requires sand granules that are within a specific diameter range.

  • Render and Concrete
  • Laying Pavers and Tilers Screeds.
  • Sand Pits.
  • Potting mixes & Kitty litter.
  • Grouting between pavers
  • Screened
  • Surface mined
  • Used for screeding floors, external fine Concreting & Rendering.
  • Also available in  different colours a silver to brown colour.

 

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WASHED SAND

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

All sorts of sands are mined throughout the world, including the very abundant silica sand. Once the sand is mined it is often washed with water to remove salt, silt, clay, dust and powder. Sand also is often separated and classified according to size as it gets washed. Washed sand comes in coarse, medium, fine and ultra fine granule sizes, of which each size classification requires sand granules that are within a specific diameter range. Whatever the size, washed sand isn’t necessarily silica sand, and silica sand isn’t necessarily washed.Washed Sand is screened,surface mined and washed to remove silt and clay, then allowed to drain. It is a finely graded sand and can be used for fill, to top dress golf course greens, and as a base for laying brick and pavers.Washed Sand can be used dry under block paving for bedding in driveways or under paving. It can also be used for screeding floors, external fine concreting or rendering. When used in concrete it is mixed with gravel and cement. Washed Sand includes a larger aggregate in the mix. There is also a difference in colour.

TYPE

Coarse Washed Sand

Coarse washed river sand to concrete production specification. Pale tan in colour this sand can meet many job specifications including concrete, filter, bedding, hydroponics, equine facilities and landscape applications. Washed and screened with hard durable grains the sand has low silt content and is Australian Standard Compliant. Technical information and NATA certificates available on request.

Fine Washed Sand

Fine washed river sand to concrete production specification. Pale red to yellow in colour this sand is suitable for concrete, plastering, tiling, landscaping, playgrounds, top dressing for lawns, bowling greens and and golf courses. Washed and screened it is a fine to medium grained sand, hard and durable and is Australian Standard Compliant. Technical information and NATA certificates available on request.

USES

Washed sand has a number of very specific applications, including as a mortar mix for bricks and stonework, for man-made beaches or improvement of already existing beaches, for volleyball courts, as well as many of the same uses as silica sand, such as landscaping and pool installation, as a spread on ice or snow-covered roads, concrete and mortar mixing, among other uses.

FEATURES

Washed Sand has much more strength. Washed Sand can be used dry under block paving for bedding in driveways or under paving. It can also be used for screeding floors, external fine concreting or rendering. When used in concrete it is mixed with gravel,washed sand has a range of uses for the home and building site. Used in Render, Concrete, Sand pits and much more

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