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Ballast with building sand

Discussion in 'Building' started by theDIYkid, 27 Jun 2020.

  1. theDIYkid

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    Hi lads

    I have run out of ballast with stone not very good but used it as first layer. I have loads of building sand left, can I mix the building sand with stone mix I can break up from mishaped stone and use that as my final layer? can I use building sand as oppose to sharp sand for the ballast mix?
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    Building sand will be softer. What exactly are you doing?
     
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    Its for a concrete slab for a 8x8 small room
     
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    I would probably get some sharp sand as it's for a room. I've mixed in some building sand in the past for concrete at home for stuff that wasn't so important, but did notice that the concrete was a bit softer.
     
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    OK mate good to know will get sharp.
     
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