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What exactly is builder's sand?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Carrie Lynn, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to Home Depot to get a bag of builders sand to try it out.
    They didn't know what it was.

    I picked up some all-purpose sand as it had gritty particles that would suffice, for now, for grit.
    Where can you get bags of builder's sand, and how is it different from what I purchased?

    Thanks
     
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Builders sand is just a very coarse sand and often has small pebbles in it.
     
  3. Chickiemom25

    Chickiemom25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone know if beach sand in southern california will work?
     
  4. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    yes
     
  5. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Builders sand is subjective to say the least. Its a term they use that builders use to backfill a foundation and grade a lot.Its screened down to filter out large stones and boulders, roots and what have you. Builders sand varies from region to region.
    Like OPA said its just coarse sand,something like they put in certain concrete,like if you were doing a patio. Even kids play sand you can use its coarse.
     
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  6. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input!
    Anyone know which chain stores carry it in S.E. Michigan?

    Janice
     
  7. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    How much do you need to buy? Depending upon the amount you would probably be better off buying from a dirt hauling contractor.
     
  8. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're right about that...
    I'm just trying to avoid a large pile of sand, which can seem overwhelming, on my driveway. [​IMG]
     
  9. kanakoschild

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    would this be considered builders sand?

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      Add to CartSakrete 60-lbs All-Purpose Sand​
      • Item #: 293189​
      • Model #: NA​

      • A screened and graded coarse sand
      • For landscaping, custom cement mixes and traction
    I would like to use it in my coop for the chickens. I have heard a lot of good things about this. thanks,
     

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