Using Construction Sand For Both Major and Minor DIY Projects

Written by Builders Sand & Gravel Inc. on . Posted in Blog

construction sandIf you are planning some do-it-yourself (DIY) projects over the next few months or years, you need to make sure you have all the right materials necessary to complete any job you begin. Using construction sand and certain types of rockery rocks can make a significant difference when it comes to your final project, because often these materials are literally the foundation of any successful DIY landscaping project.

And though small gravel materials can work great for many such DIY projects, construction sand is a much better option for larger construction projects. Here are a few different types of sand and sand mixtures that are used in the DIY construction sector: 

  • Building Sand — Building sand is the main type of sand used for construction purposes. It’s a natural resource that has been used for centuries to build and construct various structures. Marine sand and glacial deposit sand are great for various water-related jobs as well.


  • Mortar — This is a mixture of sand, water, and cement. Mortar can be used to bind dense building materials like brick, concrete masonry units, and stones together to seal the gaps and fortify the structure.


  • Concrete — Concrete is great for both heavy-duty construction projects and smaller, more creative DIY property jobs. This is a mixture of aggregate water, cement, and building sand that can also use additional additives to ether slow or accelerate the hardening of the material mixture.

These various types of building materials can work great for liner protection underneath bodies of water, for surrounding electrical or communication cables, to improve drainage in flow bed, for play areas for pets or children, for creating a foundation for patios and other hardscapes, and dozens of other DIY projects. Additionally, since there are three types of topsoil, including sand, loam, and clay, these materials can be used for various landscaping projects as well. 

If you want to find sand for your DIY needs, be sure to consider the local availability from nearby building sand suppliers, the overall quality of the sand, and the delivery options you have available to you. 

Whether you’re using sand for sand boxes or sand for major construction jobs, be sure to work with the right supplier. If you want to learn more about the importance of using the right type of construction sand, crushed gravel, or other materials, contact Builder’s Sand and Gravel right away, and good luck during your DIY construction projects!