CONSTRUCTION ROCK & SAND FAQs

You offer a variety of sands. What is the difference between concrete sand, plaster sand, fill and infill sand?

Concrete Sand is a coarse sand with larger particles. This type of sand is typically used in concrete but can also be used as pipe sand or as a base layer and leveling medium for above ground pools, and patios or walkways made of concrete paving stones.

Plaster Sand is a finer grade sand with smaller particles. It’s often mixed with water and cement to make mortar for laying bricks/blocks. It can be used in cement, particularly for projects like swimming pools and concrete paving stones where the finer grain gives a more finished appearance. Its finer texture also makes it an acceptable replacement for beach sand in applications like sand volleyball courts.

Fill Sand is a non-processed sand. Product size ranges from occasional 2" rock down to 15% silt and clay. This product is excellent for fill under slabs, fill behind retaining walls and trench fill applications that do not require any particular particle size gradation.

Infill Sand is used in artificial grass as a stable base to hold the blades upright and to retain a springy feeling. Typically colored green, it is spread between one-eighth and one-quarter inch deep within the grass blades, and allows the artificial turf to remain functional and aesthetically pleasing.

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