Date: January 1, 2018

News - Choose Natural Sand for a Superior Finish

natural sand

When you choose a fine aggregate for your concrete, you can greatly impact the properties of a mixture such as:

- workability

- pumpability

- finishability.  

These are just some of the reasons why concrete finishers prefer the workability of natural sand over other substitutes.

Natural sand has an ideal shape for use as fine aggregate in concrete.  The natural sand particles are well-rounded and are usually nearly spherical.

Spherical particles decrease the percentage of voids within the concrete mixture lowering the amount of cementitious material required to fill these voids. Well-shaped natural sand is ideal for workability of the concrete.

Natural sand does not require more water as other products to enhance the workability of the mixture so the amount of bleed water in the concrete will not be increased.

Overall, the spherical shape and smooth texture of natural sand is ideal in a concrete mixture to provide the best material to pump, handle on the job and finish the surface. 

Chaney Enterprises has massive a supply of this fine aggregate to finish the job available for pick up or delivery.  Contact our customer service department at 888-244-0411 or click here for more information.   

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