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60 lb. Multi-Purpose Sand

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SAKRETE Multi-Purpose Sand is a general purpose product for landscaping projects and a wide range of other applications. This sand is graded, washed, dried and sanitized for use in sandboxes, gardens, cat litter boxes, for ice and snow traction or as weight sand. Exceptionally versatile, it is also ideal as a base material for pavers and stepping stones.
  • Perfect for landscaping projects, pet areas and traction in winter
  • Can be used as a base material between patio pavers and bricks
  • Gritty, traction sand is coarse and uniformly screened
  • 1 bag yields approximately 0.6 cu. ft.
  • Will fill an area approximately 7 sq. ft. at 1 in.
  • Not to be used for sand blasting
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Q:could this sand be used to fill luminaries?
by|Sep 26, 2022
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A:  Yes. Multi-Purpose Sand can be used for weighing down luminaries.

by|Sep 26, 2022

    A:  by luminaries, I expect you mean a standing lamp with a weighted base for stability. The sand in the product is very fine (small particle size) and would neatly fill the base and not shift too much when you move the lamp from location to location. You'll want to assure that the sand is very dry when you fill the base so that the metal of the base is not corroded.

    by|Sep 28, 2022
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      Q:Can this be used with Portland cement and coarse aggregate to make concrete in concrete molds?
      by|Sep 19, 2022
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      A:  Course sand and Portland cement will harden when clean potable water is added. The application would be trial and error. There are many variables that will play a role in making molds.

      by|Sep 19, 2022
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        Q:Can i use this in a chicken pen?
        by|Aug 30, 2022
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        A:  Debi, Yes. Multi- Purpose is used in chicken pens.

        by|Aug 30, 2022

          A:  Yes!!!! I use this and now don’t have to add grit!! It’s great! 

          by|Sep 1, 2022

            A:  Yes. 

            by|Sep 2, 2022
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              Q:Is this a good choice for Sandbags
              by|Aug 17, 2022
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              A:  No. The bag itself will deteriorate when it gets wet. The play sand or the tube sand is bagged in a poly woven bags. This will stand up to water better than the paper bags.

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                Sand
                Sand come in different grain sizes to dust ,small round pebbles and grits. I use this for put between pavers. I am please with the result and would buy again but I would advice to place the bag on the ground don't throw because they will easy bust.
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                  Extremely inconsistent product. Depending on what you need it for, it might work. The left side o...
                  Extremely inconsistent product. Depending on what you need it for, it might work. The left side of the picture shows the fine sand I received late last year. The right side shows what I just received. It looks more like gravel to me. It also had some rocks about the size of a cherry tomato. I'm not happy with this because I needed more of the fine sand I bought last time. And yes, I bought the exact same product with the same SKU and it came in the same leaky paper packaging that wants to rip open when you pick it up.
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                    Just the right amount of sand per bag no complaints.
                    Just the right amount of sand per bag no complaints.
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                    Paver base
                    We used this as part of our paver base over crushed gravel. We bought 28 bags based on the calculations they provided for 1" depth. I would recommend buying more than you think you'll need. We are about 4-8 bags short. It tricks down into the gravel so you end up using more than you think. We used 2 'sticks' cut at 1" high and dragged a 4' level over it to get it grade. 1 bag would do a section. The sticks were about 1'-1' /12 long so hopefully that gives you an idea of your doing a similar project. It does contain small gravel but for construction or gardening use it seems perfectly acceptable. I wouldn't purchase for a sand box.
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                      Worked well for my project. Nice light color...like beach sand.
                      Worked well for my project. Nice light color...like beach sand.
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                      Just like the name implies, this is multi-purpose sand...meaning this isn't fine sifted one color...
                      Just like the name implies, this is multi-purpose sand...meaning this isn't fine sifted one color play sand (which HD carries) or paver sand (which is angular very small pieces of rock that interlock) - also carried by HD in the garden department. This is just sand with varying sizes and colors of sand (some round pieces as large as 3/16" down to grains). This is the least expensive of the sands mentioned above per pound as well (found in the building department near concrete). I was using this for two purposes. First, I was using black Great Stuff pond foam spray insulation between my flagstones of my pond perimeter. I use the foam to stick the flagstones to the liner and fill the cracks between them. I would immediately, push the sand into the fresh foam deflating any bulges. The coloring of the sand varied from gray to brown which was a good match to my flagstones. The other uses was to place uneven surfaced flagstones around my pond. Most of the large walkway flagstones were flat only on one side and had many bumps and ridges on the other. A loose bed of this sand help conform it to the funky shapes of the flagstones and was easy to level. The flagstones were large 18x18-ish inch stones which did not need a more non-moving sand such as paver sand. All in all a good general purpose sand.
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                      They must have changed the fill of these bags, I bought a year ago and it was sand but I just bou...
                      They must have changed the fill of these bags, I bought a year ago and it was sand but I just bought it for some work that needed sand and when I opened the bags it was far from sand. It looked like rock dust, ungraded, some was larger slivers and other was dust and it was gray in color. Very disappointed and was unable to use them for the project. The ones that were not opened I returned but wasnt able to return the opened one. If you where using it as a base material it would probably work but by no means is this sand. If it was sand as it has been in the past and as other reviewers pictures show the value is great.
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                      Response from Sakrete Customer CareApr 24, 2019
                      Thank you for your review. We are so sorry you had a bad experience with our product. Oldcastle strives to provide the best possible products and customer experience. Please contact us at 1-866-256-7404 so we may gather more information and resolve to your satisfaction. sakrete
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                        I use the sand door an area in front of my house as a mini beach. I have shells, colored stones...
                        I use the sand door an area in front of my house as a mini beach. I have shells, colored stones, boats etc. Looks great.
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                        Multi-purpose sand served it purpose of replacing my lawn near the drive way.
                        Multi-purpose sand served it purpose of replacing my lawn near the drive way.
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                        As advertised
                        Good sand for paver base above gravel and between pavers. It comes slightly damp so it is ready for tamping right out of the bag.
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