Staten Island Asphalt offers customers ASTM C33 more commonly known as manufactured sand or washed concrete sand.
Sand is used for many residential and commercial construction projects but there are different grades of sand for different applications. The American Society of the International Association for Testing and Materials (ASTM) was founded in 1898. It is an international standards organization that publishes technical standards for a wide range of materials.
ASTM C33 address both fine aggregates such as sand and course aggregates such as gravel and crushed stone with sizes ranging from 4.75mm to #200 sieve.
ASTM C33 or manufactured sand is best used for the production of:
- Portland Cement
- Hydraulic Lime Concrete
- Hot Mix Aspahlt (HMA)
- Manufactured sand can also be used to:
- Backfill over laid pipes or cables
- As a base material for patio pavers and walkways
- To provide traction on sidewalks, steps, driveways and roadways after a snowstorm
ASTM C33 (manufactured sand) is coarse and NOT best suited for use in:
- Children’s sandboxes
- Recreational Beach Areas
- Septic Systems