Dry sands – one for every activity

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Just as we need high-quality ingredients to get a delicious dish, it is also essential to know what kind of sand to use for different activities. That’s why we sieve out several dry sands of different fractions at Silikaat, so that you can have the one that will help you achieve the best result in your activities.

Selling sand does not mean digging it from one big pile for everyone. In order to meet the different wishes of our customers, we need to plan and carry out mining work carefully, because different quarries have different sand and mining is a time and labour consuming work.

Our dry sands come from the Männiku quarry. After washing, drying and sieving sands into different fractions, they are widely used in household, construction, surface treatment and even energy industries. In this article, we focus on dry sands, which are available in convenient packages in retail stores.

There are mostly 4 fractions available for home and garden use that are packed in 25 kg paper bags for convenient transport from the nearest construction store. In order to make it easier for you to distinguish different sands at the store so that you didn’t accidentally take home the wrong sand, we have designed the packages in different colors: yellow, light and dark brown and red.

Let’s take a closer look at the different types.

Sieved dry sand 0 – 0,8 mm

Let’s start with the finest sand, which is also the most popular. The thickness of the sand grains is between 0.0 and 0.8 mm. Gardeners can make a good use of this sand, for example for airing grass. It is not enough to just make holes in the grass for airing it, because the holes become refilled quite quickly. At this point, it is good to use sanding.

Thanks to fine sand, you can easily and efficiently maintain your stone paving without the use of any chemicals. When installing paving stones, this sand is perfect for filling joints so that the stones remain firmly in place. In order to prevent the grass from growing between the stones and the stones from sinking, it is recommended to clean the joints with pressure washing every year and fill them with sand again. This way, the result will look even, well cared-for and neat.

This fine-grained dry sand is also suitable for storing vegetables.

Constructors use it in mortars and plasters and for installing paving stones.

This fine sand is very widely used in sandblasting works, for example, for cleaning metal surfaces with light rust.

And by the way, it is also used for making kinetic sand for children to play with.

Sieved dry sand 0 – 2 mm

This dry sand also has a very wide range of applications, containing thicker grains in addition to fine particles. It is suitable for paving sidewalks and shaping edges in the home garden, and is used for masonry and plaster work in construction. This sand can be used for cleaning granite tiles and other such details in sandblasting works.

Also suitable for beach volleyball courts and hippodromes.

Sieved dry sand 0,63 – 2 mm

The fraction of dry sand in dark brown package is 0.63–2 mm. What distinguishes it from the previous two types of sand is that we have sieved out quite small grains of sand and the thinnest ones have remained 0.63 mm in diameter. Thicker grains are up to 2 mm.

This sand has also uses in indoor household. Suitable, for example, for filling a cat litter box, houseplant pots (including miniature terrarriums) and aquariums.

In construction works, dry sand of this fraction is suitable for stove setting, concrete aggregate and levelling under pavement.

Sandblasters often use it in the primary processing of tin rims and metal products with heavy rust and a thick layer of paint.

Also used in pool water filters. NB! Please read the instructions of the filter manufacturer before using sand in filters.

Sieved dry sand 2 – 6 mm

This is the thickest of our dry sands and looks more like granite gravel than sand.

An effective anti-slip remedy on sidewalks, parking lots and squares which should be kept in reserve at all times considering our changeable climate. Unlike granite gravel, its grains are round and do not break shoes or pets’ paws.

This sand is suitable for decorative areas, as well as for aquariums where it can be added to finer sand in order to make the aquarium soil more diverse.

It is also used to create filtering soil layers, for example in driven wells.

In addition to the above-mentioned four types, You can also find our sandbox sand, which you can read more about here.

These are our most popular dry sands, which you can find in convenient packages in construction stores. The sands, of course, are also available in larger packages of 1 tonne as well as in bulk. Feel free to send us an inquiry: myyk@silikaat.ee

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