You need sand because you likely need a base material for concrete or something to fill a large hole. Maybe you have a project which requires general purpose sand.
Sand is basically fine rock material and mineral particles that occur naturally. It’s finer than gravel, but coarser than silt. Forest Commodities provides limestone sand in bulk to help with paver bases or general projects.
$27.15 / cy*
Our #23 sand is mainly used for paver bases. It is sometimes used for other applications, such as under swimming pools, because it’s a good leveler. You can start with a #53 aggregate mix then add sand to level it out more completely.
Using sand to make concrete, cement
Using sand along with other small aggregate helps limit the amount of shrinking that happens to the concrete as it cures.
Smaller aggregate particles make a finer grade of concrete to use for concrete slabs or other smooth surfaces. You also get a better concrete mix when you use clean sand that hasn’t absorbed chemicals or have a clay coating. Unclean sand can result in a concrete mixture that isn’t quite as strong – clean sand results in a stronger product that won’t deteriorate as quickly.
* What is a cubic yard?
A cubic yard measures 3 ft. x 3 ft. x 3 ft. A cubic yard of mulch will cover a 10 ft. x 10 ft. area, 3 in. deep. (3 in. is the recommended depth for spreading mulch.) So a good rule of thumb is to calculate the square footage of the area to be covered with mulch and divide by 100. For example, imagine you have a front porch with a flower bed on each side. Each side measures 15 ft. x 10 ft. (150 sq. ft.). The total area to be covered is 150 + 150 = 300 sq. ft. To calculate the number of yards of mulch required, divide that by 100. So you need 3 yards of mulch.