River Sand isn’t just our name, it is the foundation of our company! We are the actual producer that has supplied river sand for almost three decades. We have multiple locations to provide you the best quality and most affordable river sand in North Georgia and Greater Atlanta. River sand is scaled and sold by the ton, and you can pick it up (with a dump truck or trailer) or we can deliver any amount.
River sand is used for a variety of projects including:
- concrete (ready mix, precast, gunite, and shotcrete),
- topdressing and leveling (bermuda, zoysia, and other turfgrasses)
- soil amendments
- horse arenas and footing
- turf rootzone
- golf course construction
- french drains and other storm water infiltration systems
- water filtration
- septic systems
- grout and mortar sand
- poultry/chicken grit
- underlayment (tanks, pipe, gypsum floor, pools and landfills)
- dam core trench
Here is a typical gradation analysis of our river sand.*
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You may already know what type of sand you need for your project, or you may be asking yourself two questions: “What is river sand?” and “Is river sand what I need for my project?”
First, what is river sand?
The quick answer: Our river sand is a screened (no rocks or large debris), washed (removes unwanted dust particles), durable (made up of hard pieces that last), well-graded (we combine different size particles that makes it perform a certain way), sub-angular shaped (important for stability and strength), sand. We test it in a lab, a lot, to make sure the premium quality remains consistent.
The answer for someone who needs all the details: Our river sand is natural sand, meaning that is was formed by nature as a result of weathering rock over time. Much of the parent rock, or original big rock, in our geographic location is composed of quartz. Therefore, the sand made from those rocks are composed of natural quartz grains, which is one of the hardest and most durable materials. The major constituent of quartz is silica (silicon dioxide), so our river sand is also considered a silica sand. Our sand grains are actually sub-angular in shape, unlike many of the other highly-weathered sources that typically are rounded. The various color hues from white, tan, red, and brown sands are a result of iron oxides on the silica particle that is like a coat of paint on each particle.
Second and most importantly, is river sand the right sand for my project?
Your project may be one of the ones on the list above but our sand has even been used in zoos and movies, so it truly is a general-purpose construction sand. The properties of our river sand determine if it is the right fit for your project. River sand will not compact, unlike some of our manufactured sand products. It does not contain rocks and large debris for safety (i.e. sport fields) and functional purposes (i.e. concrete). River sand is economically priced compared to other types of sand, with an average cost savings of 25% and range from 10-50% less that can translate into $100 or more savings per load. It also lasts a long time because of its hardness and its inert chemical properties, unlike limestone and/or granite sand.
Keep in mind that river sand may be the key for your project but we also offer a variety of sand products that are produced right here in Georgia to suit all your needs.
We can help you choose the perfect product for your project.
Give us a call at 877-499-SAND. We look forward to serving you!
*No guarantee or warranty of gradation is included with any purchase of material unless specified. This report is provided as a typical analysis for the specified product. Gradations are subject to change.