• Brick Sand –This sand is screened making it clear of any rocks and stones. This smooth sand is used in sandboxes, under patio stones and pools, for making mortar, and some people use it in their horse barns.
• Concrete Sand – Contains tiny stones and is a little grittier than brick sand. The main use of concrete sand is to make concrete (not cement) blocks, curbs, etc. On a side note we do not carry the materials you need to make the concrete**
• Sand Fill - Is harvested onsite here at LaRue’s from our rich sand banks. Because this sand comes straight from the earth we cannot guarantee is will not have stones in it and it is not screened. It is mainly used as back fill for basements, lots, raising property levels, barnyards, etc. If you have the intension of growing grass on top of your filled area be sure to add a layer of topsoil and this will allow the grass to root**
• Tile Bed Sand – This sand is used in septic systems allowing a T-time for drainage. This sand is coarser than brick sand which allows water to trickle between the sand particles. It can also be used to top off a beach depending on what look you’re going for.
• Filter Sand – Has the same purpose as tile bed sand. It’s a tiny bit coarser and usually depends on what your septic system as to which material will work best. This material will offer a faster T-time because the spaces between the sand particles are larger but again should be decided by who is installing your septic system. This material also makes for a lovely beach.
• Blow Sand – This type of sand is made of very small particles almost like silt that will hold water and break up clay content from topsoil in gardens. If you were to hold a handful of sand fill and blow on it, the fines that come off is considered blow sand.
• Packing Sand -Is heavier sand that will retain water allowing it to pack. This is used as a fill that can be compacted to the point it can be driven on and stay hard (while it is moist).
• Pickled Sand – This sand is very popular in the cold winter months. It is a mix of concrete and salt. The larger particles in the concrete sand allow for better traction on ice and snow, and the salt does its best to melt the ice. It’s ideal for spreading before or soon after snowfalls, on walkways and roadways, to prevent the ground from freezing and gives vehicles and people better traction.