The price for filling sand is low

The cheapest type of sand is fill sand. It is often unspecified and left in a relatively rough state. Price factors are the frost protection class and a possible cleaning of loam and stones, which are usually done by simple sieving.

No classification apart from the fine grain content

Fill sand is also offered as paving or construction sand and is normally not washed. It was suitable for dangling construction pits or as filling material for hollow blocks. Only the fine grain fraction has to reach a value determined by building law, so that the filling sand may be used under terraces or as building bricks. Another name for Füllsand is sieve bottom.

Fill sand is usually sorted by means of a sieve, whereby there is usually no detection of grain sizes except for the necessary fine grain content. Therefore, the density and thus the specific gravity of the filling sand is unknown and can only be estimated in the calculation. The usual grain sizes are between zero and five millimeters.

Transport costs and frost resistance

If you want to buy filling sand, you pay disproportionately much for the transport in comparison to the material price. In many cases, borrowing a transport vehicle and picking it up in the gravel pit, including loading, is the most economical solution. The tonnage prices for filling sand are in the single-digit euro range.

Fill sand is divided into three antifreeze classes. F1 stands for frost-resistant grades consisting of coarse-grained sands. F2 has a low to medium frost sensitivity and fill sand of this class is often not freed from loam and clay residues. F3 does not tolerate frost, which is the case with fine-grained sands and high levels of silt.

So much is filling sand

1 ton of filling sand, mostly stone free
about 29 EUR
1 ton clay-free filling sand
about 24 EUR
1 cubic meter of clay and stone-free filling sand
about 9 EUR
1 cubic meter of filling sand (grain size 0-1 mm)
about 29 EUR
1 cubic meter of filling sand F1 (frost-proof)
about 7 EUR
1 cubic meter of filling sand F2
about 4 EUR
1 ton of sandy and uncertified fill sand
about 3 EUR

Tips & Tricks

Clay-free fill sand can be used for mixing plaster and masonry sand. For ground foundations, in particular point and strip foundations, the fill sand can still contain stones, which increases, for example, the stability of set posts.

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