For those who prefer mixing their mortars at the job sites we have bagged and bulk mason brown sand. It is a favorite sand for creating Portland cement mixtures or brick joints to alter distinctive mortar color.
It is typically used as a base layer if it comes to laying bricks or paving stones for driveways or patios. Fine texture allows it to easily fill into the joints between the pavers. Works well under pool liners too. As our yellow sand, brown sand is also clean, washed and screened through a slotted screen to remove impurities and obtain particles in the desired range of sizes to meet ASTMC 144 regulation.
Our Masonry Brown Sand is mined at sand pits in Northern New Jersey.
It is very important to use proper sand, especially in mortar applications. Well-graded sand features a well-distributed mix of particles of varying sizes, which minimizes voids.
Sand that is too fine has more surface area to coat. Coarser sand particles result in larger voids to fill. As a result, a mortar made with sand that is too fine or too coarse contains more water per unit volume, which decreases the mortar’s strength. Excessively coarse or fine sand also makes mortarless workable.
Located in northern New Jersey, we service locally bulk delivery for Sussex County, Passaic County, Bergen County, Morris County, Essex County and Hudson County.
Our dump trucks can deliver up to 20 yds. of brown sand, but we can also send our boom trucks with palletized materials. We stock 80 lbs. bags of brown sand (33 bags on the pallet) For difficult to reach job sites we have our Forklift/Piggyback trucks on stand by.
For pickup brown sand by contractors or homeowners please visit our yard in Sparta, NJ
If you have any question call our main line 973-729-6686, we are always ready to help our customers!