Essentially the same thing. It is a little coarser but serves as a base layer for paver stones to help level them and provide for a firm foundation. Any type of sand would probably serve the same purpose.
You will need 14-15 bags to cover your 81 sq. ft. one inch deep. The Paver Sand bags have a chart on them to help calculate how much paver sand you need.
There were too many large particles of sand that would not go into the joints of the pavers
To have it 1 inch deep... about 50 bags. Enlarge the picture of the bag... the suggested amounts are right there! Multiply sq ft by .166.
Sorry, I don't know but if you take your measurements and figure about 3" for depth, you can figure out the cubic inches needed. The bag should tell you how far it will go when spread. I don't have any bags left but it does say how much on the front ... just blow up the photo. Good luck. It is a great product.
Below are the formulas. When I initially came up with the numbers, I was leary that I was ordering too many bags. But we needed more bags because I underestimated. To get volume it's L × W × H = volume or amt of sand needed. Each bag should have volume amt on it. Sample of calculation in ft with #s: 10' × 5' × .5' = 25 cf3 Below are the calculations to convert different measurement units into cubic feet. Good luck Cubic feet formula for different units length(feet) × width(feet) × height(feet) = cubic feet(cf³) length(inches) × width(inches) × height(inches) ÷ 1728 = cubic feet(cf³) length(yards) × width(yards) × height(yards) × 27 = cubic feet(cf³) length(cm) × width(cm) × height(cm) ÷ 28316.846592 = cubic feet(cf³)
I am sorry but I don't know. My honest guess is no because once it is wet it hardens like cement and I think that would destroy any plant roots. I have a large raised garden bed and I would not use it in my soil. It might work if you are trying to make a path on which to walk but I would not mix it for garden purposes
Yes, although it is likely more expensive than play sand by comparison, and once the leveling sand dries out, its pretty much a fine play sand. It comes out of the bag somewhat damp to make it tampable and workable.
I am not sure about your total sq ft but when I did my patio, I used about 1 bag for every 2 -3 stones (my stones were about 13" sq) and I had to make the depth 1"-1.75" in some places due to the "lay of the land." Good luck and enjoy. Great product.
Paverstone sand would be excellent for an umbrella base. It is really clean fine sand.