For the bricklaying and building construction specialists of modern Australia, Brickies sand is the ‘sand of choice’ because Brickies sand is clean, relatively light and viable. The premier Brickie sand supplied by Carramar Resource Industries, Perth’s largest soil and sand supplier, is ideal for building, landscaping and gardening projects.
Why all the experts are using brickies sand?
The main reason why specialists recommend Brickies sand, also known as ‘fatty sand’, while generating mortar for the process of laying bricks is the high clay content in Brickies sand, which repels water. When mixed with cement, Brickies sand converts the amalgamation to a stickier and more efficient one; ideal for bricklaying and block work. Brickie sand with higher clay content is found in areas closer to the surface of the quarry, predominantly in the Western Australian quarries.
What is brickies sand made of?
Mortar mix or jointing cement for bricklaying primarily consists of brickies sand, amounting to 70% of the mixture. The remaining 30% consists of other crucial elements of mortar mix such as cement, lime, and water; integrated to achieve the desired mix. Brickies sand, a naturally occurring product, fluctuates in colour between quarries in Perth as a result of a minor variation in the percentage of the clay content. The brickies sand found in the quarries south of the Swan River has a darker shade of colour compared to the ones found north of the Swan River. In most cases, the darker the colour of the Brickies sand, the higher the clay content in them.
Depending on the construction requirements, it is crucial to select and mix the correct brickies sand with the cement and sand products to accomplish the finest results. In case of high clay content in the sand, the mixture turns sticky and nonviable; while low clay content Brickies sand will have no binding characteristics, thereby making the mixture ineffective.
How can brickies sand be used you ask…
Brick sand is used for a variety of constructions such as
- Mortar joint
- Block work
- Roof capping
It is also used as paving screeds and compacts as well as for landscaping and gardening purposes.
Why you should choose Carramar Resource Industries?
At Carramar Resource Industries, we believe in maintaining our high standards when it comes to all our sand products and their associated quality control. Once the sand is selected, it is blended and sifted through a three-stage screening process, which ensures that the sand is consistent in case of colour and texture; and is devoid of any foreign and/or organic material. After the screening process, each stockpile is sampled and tested to authenticate the high standard of our product.
As a successful family-run business for 20 years, Carramar Resource Industries has created a forte as a soil and sand supplier to Perth and the surrounding areas. We hope the information provided will offer you insight and information about Brickies sand for you to make a suitable choice. If you still have a query regarding which sand would work best for you or would like to get a quote, get in touch with us at 9405 3877 today!