Is washed sea sand ideal for concrete and plastering activities?
Sand has become a very important mineral for the expansion of society. Not only, is it used for glass but more so for making concrete, filling roads, reclamations and building sites. The research reported here is on offshore sand, which was considered the most viable of the alternatives for river sand, with respect to availability, ease of extraction, environmental impact and cost.
This study is experiment the suitability to use beach/sea sand as a substitute for river sand as fine aggregate for concrete. Experimental results show that the washed sea sand is ideal for concrete and plastering activities. When compared with 100% river sand concrete, 50 and 100% replacement of sea sand with river sand in concrete gives lesser in compressive, split and flexural strength.
EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON CONCRETE USING SEA SAND AS FINE AGGREGATE : Mahendran1 , K. Godwin1 , T. Gnana Selvan1 and M. Murugan2 1 Undergraduate Students, Civil Department, V V College Of Engineering, Tamil Nadu, India. 2 Associate Professor, Civil Department, V V College Of Engineering, Tamil Nadu, India.
Where Can we purchase washed sea sand in sri lanka
Main Project are at Muthurajawela and there are four sales outlets were established at the Muthurajawela, Mudun Ela Kelaniya, Nawala Kirimandala Mawatha and Attidiya.
- Sieved Sand at Muthurajawela – Rs. 6,900/- (Per Cube)
- All prices are subjected to a GSMB (Royalty fee) of Rs. 385/- per Cube