|Tue Apr 08, 2014||Total posts : 1
| Topic: Can we use crushed Sand for house construction
Can we use Artificial sand for house construction. Sand which is a by-product of stone crusher. also known as stone dust. What is strength of RCC roof as compared to River sand.
|Tue Apr 08, 2014||Post #1|
|S L Gupta (Civil Engg)|
Join date: Mar 2008
Fine aggregate/ coarse sand consists of natural
sand, crushed stone sand or crushed gravel stone dust. It should be
hard, durable chemically inert, clean and free from organic matter, not
containing any appreciable amount of clay balls or pellets and other
harmful impurities i. e. alkaline, salt, mica, decayed vegetation, lumps
It should be passed through I. S. Sieve 4.75 MM. It should have the
finest modulus 2.50 to 3.50 and silt contents should not be more than
4%. Coarse sand should be either river sand or pit sand; or combination
of the two. It should be obtained from Badarpur Sand or Stone dust
obtained by crushing hard stones or gravel. It should also be obtained
from river bed such as Tajewala , Dadupur sand.
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