Washed Sand

Washed Sand

Other Names:  Concrete Sand, Asphalt Sand, Graded Sand

Our high quality washed concrete, and asphalt sand is excavated from underwater using a specialised floating dredge. The dredge has a rotating cutter head to loosen the sand deposits. A suction pipe carries the slurry of sand and water pumped through a pipeline to the plant, then processed.

Impurities are removed from the sand by thorough washing. Screening removes oversized material and fines. 

Once our natural river sand deposit has been processed, it is then certified to meet Department of Main Roads Approval. The primary use for this product is in the production of concrete and asphalt.

Typical Uses:

  • Concrete Sand – Washed Sand is ideally suited to the production of concrete and mortar products. Concrete slabs, for instance, uses around 33% sand, using the 1 x cement, 2 x sand, and 3 x gravel principal.
  • Asphalt Sand – Washed Sand is also used in the production of asphalt. It meets the particle sizing and all applicable standards for use in asphalt production.
  • Turf Industry – Washed Sand can be used in the production of USGA Graded Sand, which then can be used under the turf or as topdressing.  Golf courses, sporting fields, and school ovals etc., typically use USGA Graded Sands.
  • Blending with other Materials – We can also mix washed Sand with topsoil to make other products like top dressing and turf underlay.

Quality Assurance

  • Monthly Testing includes grading, particle size distribution, material finer than 75 microns, organic impurities, and clay and fine silts.
  • 6 Monthly Testing includes particle density and water absorption.
  • Annual Testing includes chloride, particles finer than 2 microns, sodium sulphate soundness, petrochemical analysis, alkali-aggregate reaction, potential reactivity, sugar, silica as SiCO2, reduction in alkalinity, sulphate, and light particles.

Weight:

  • One cubic metre of loose Premium Sand weighs approximately 1,430kgs.*
  • One tonne of loose Premium Sand is about 0.7 cubic metres.*

 *  May vary according to moisture content.

Corridor Sands pride themselves on supplying premium quality sand/soils, excellent customer service and fast, efficient loading.

Call or Email Glen for expert advice and pricing for any of these products:

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Queensland Department of Main Roads Quarry Assessment and Certification approved.

Typical Particle Size Distribution
2.36mm 100%
1.18mm 99-100%
0.600mm 94-98%
0.425mm 80-90%
0.300mm 40-60%
0.150mm 4-9%
0.075mm 0-2%

Typical Uses:

  • Concrete Sand – Washed Sand is ideally suited to the production of concrete and mortar products. Concrete slabs, for instance, uses around 33% sand, using the 1 x cement, 2 x sand, and 3 x gravel principal.
  • Asphalt Sand – Washed Sand is also used in the production of asphalt. It meets the particle sizing and all applicable standards for use in asphalt production.
  • Turf Industry – Washed Sand can be used in the production of USGA Graded Sand, which then can be used under the turf or as topdressing.  Golf courses, sporting fields, school ovals etc., typically use USGA Graded Sands.
  • Blending with other Materials – We can also blend washed Sand with topsoil to make other products like top dressing and turf underlay.

Quality Assurance

  • Monthly Testing includes grading, particle size distribution, material finer than 75 microns, organic impurities, and clay and fine silts.
  • 6 Monthly Testing includes particle density and water absorption.
  • Annual Testing includes chloride, particles finer than 2 microns, sodium sulphate soundness, petrochemical analysis, alkali-aggregate reaction, potential reactivity, sugar, silica as SiCO2, reduction in alkalinity, sulphate, and light particles.

Weight:

  • One cubic metre of loose Premium Sand weighs approximately 1,430kgs.*
  • One tonne of loose Premium Sand is about 0.7 cubic metres.*

 *  May vary according to moisture content.

Corridor Sands pride themselves on supplying premium quality sand/soils, excellent customer service and fast, efficient loading.

Call or Email Glen for expert advice and pricing for any of these products:

Contact our Plant Manager, Glen Thornton, to discuss your requirements or for more technical data and information.

Frequently Asked Questions

1m3 = 1.4t (approx, can vary according to how wet the sand is)

Please ignore GPS directions

We are located on the Northern Gold Coast 15kms from the M1 Highway.

71 Marks Road, Woongoolba, Qld.

Directions

  • Access via Stapylton/Jacobs Well Road,
  • Turn at Mill Road,
  • Continue 2kms past the Rocky Point Sugar Mill,
  • Turn left into Corridor Sands.

Minimum 3 tonne pick up ex plant.

Yes delivery can be arranged please phone us for a quote. Ph 07 5546 1253 or 0411 215 345

Delivery available to Gold Coast, Logan, Redland Bay, Brisbane and Ipswich Regions

Monday – Friday 6:00am – 4:00pm
Saturdays or out of hours by arrangement with the Plant Manager

Yes, click here to download a copy.

Yes we do for Safety, Quality and Environment.

  • Corridor Sand’s Occupational Health and Safety System is certified to AS/NZS 4801:2001 accredited by Sci Qual International.
  • Corridor Sand’s Safety Management Systems is certified to ISO 45001:2018 accredited by Sci Qual International.
  • Corridor Sand’s Quality Management Systems is certified to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015 accredited by Sci Qual International.
  • Corridor Sand’s Environmental Management System is certified to AS/NZS ISO 14001:2015 accredited by Sci Qual International.

No, we only sell sand in Bulk – 3 tonne minimum.

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