Sand for construction





Sand for construction

Sand is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. The composition of sand is highly variable, depending on the local rock sources and conditions, but the most common constituent of sand in inland continental settings and non-tropical coastal settings is silica (silicon dioxide, or SiO2), usually in the form of quartz.

The second most common type of sand is calcium carbonate, for example aragonite, which has mostly been created, over the past half billion years, by various forms of life, like coral and shellfish. It is, for example, the primary form of sand apparent in areas where reefs have dominated the ecosystem for millions of years like the Caribbean.

Construction Sand is a fundamental raw material used primarily by the construction and paving industries. Combined, with gravel they take the form of "aggregate" in concrete, portland cement, asphalt, mortar, and plaster.  Construction Sand can be used alone as "fill" in the construction of building foundations, and a wide range of other applications.

Pit Sand (Coarse sand)

Pit sand is classified under coarse sand which is also called badarpur in common language. The coarse grain is sharp, angular and certainly free from salts etc which is mostly employed in concreting.

Pit Sand River Sand

River sand is procured from river streams and banks and is fine in quality unlike pit sand. River sand has many uses in the construction purpose such as plastering.

Industrial Sand

Nearly all industries use industrial sand or products made with it, and for the majority of these applications there are no known suitable substitutes.

Construction aggregate, is a broad category of coarse particulate material used in construction, including sand, gravel, crushed stone, slag, recycled concrete and geosynthetic aggregates.


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