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Silica Sand

High-grade, sub-angular grained Silica Sand for sale, perfect for either equestrian, leisure or construction applications.

  • Ideal for: Riding Arenas, Lunges, Gallops, Race Tracks and Turnouts
  • Availability: Loose by the Tonne
  • Minimum Order Quantity: 10 Tonnes Loose

 

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Silica Sand

Silica Sand can be found in a number of locations across the UK. There are, however, only a handful of locations where true sub-angular Silica Sand can be found. Mainland Aggregates is one such reputable business that can bring you the finest quality sand at the most competitive prices.

With fine sub-angular grains that promote effective drainage and improved compaction, our Silica Sand is perfect for equestrian applications. Although no official standard has been specified for equestrian use we are able to identify the properties required which make a sand suitable for riding arenas, lunges, gallops, race tracks and turnouts. The angular grains lock together to improve firmness, whilst providing a comfortable and cushioned feel for those navigating their way across the surface.

All of our sand products are graded to remove clay and silt to promote firmness whilst aiding drainage. Whilst Silica Sand has a variety of uses from equestrian to block paving, any product with an entirely rounded grain content should be avoided as they cause the surface to ride too deep. Inferior sand may lead to compaction, water-logging and eventual surface failure. If it is cheap there is usually a reason why!

All sands will perform better with moisture and will ride deep when dry unless an additive is used. Throughout prolonged dry spells it’s advised that you water the sand. This, with the addition of the rubber chip and fibre, will improve firmness, and the performance of the sand. All newly laid Silica Sand surfaces will require a period of settling before performing at their best although this process can be sped up by watering.

If you’d like to learn more about supply quantity, specification, or any discounts along with Silica Sand prices contact us today on: 01234 831108.