Your buying guide and the prices for patch sand

Paved sand is also referred to as bedding sand and serves as a base for paving stones, natural stones, tiles and slabs. It is also available under the name gravel and is usually available in a coarse grain size mixture. He belongs to the cheaper sand types.

Grain sizes and frost resistance

In most cases, paving sand is used to relieve terraces or pavements. The usual grades range from zero to six and zero to 32 millimeters of grain size. For reasons of price savings, normal or fill sand should not be used. If you want to create a particularly high quality sand bed, choose more expensive washed plaster sand.

Important in the mixing proportions are the freezing properties. The patch sand must not contain too much slip and clays. Too high a proportion of sluggish minerals freezes and the resulting ice does not find enough space to expand. This often lifts the stones, tiles or plates that lie on the sand bed.

Crushed sand is not suitable as a patch sand because most natural rocks swell when exposed to moisture. This can lead to the same effect caused by too many slippery sand components. As joint sand or as filler sand under a layer of plaster sand that is at least twenty centimeters thick, crushed sand or gravel can be used.

That's how much plaster sand costs

1 ton of cobblestone (grain size 2-5 mm) as bulk material
about 40 EUR
1 ton of patch sand (undefined grain size) as bulk material
about 9 EUR
1 ton of bedding sand (grain size 0-5 mm) as bulk material
about 28 EUR
1 cubic meter of paving sand (grain size 0-8 mm) as bulk material
about 35 EUR
1 cubic meter of paving (grain size 2-5 mm) as bulk material
about 65 EUR
1 cubic meter frost protection gravel (grain size 0-6 mm) as bulk material
about 8 EUR
1 cubic meter of antifreeze sand (grain size 0-32 mm)
about 13 EUR
1 cubic meter of pavement (0-20 mm) as bulk material
about 12 EUR
1 cubic meter of gravel (grain size 0-8 mm) as bulk material
about 16 EUR

How to save

Lay the substructure of your terrace or your path in two layers. Fill two-thirds of the depth with filler sand, gravel or crushed sand and fill only the third of the top layer with paving sand.

Tips & Tricks

As a rule of thumb for the size of the grit of the patch sand is that it is visible to the naked eye. Bear in mind that the two-layered versions have sufficient water infiltration capability to provide sufficient drainage effect.

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