Atlas Roll Off provides a wide range of crushed stone delivery services, including reliable sand delivery services. Other delivery services include gravel and stone deliveries, as well as construction gravel. Sand is great for a variety of uses that extend past just construction. It can be used for various recreational uses as well, like for public parks and a home's back yard play area. Here are a few areas where sand come in handy.
There are a few different types of commercial sand to be aware of when making a decision. There is fill sand, which is utility sand. It is coarse and not washed and mostly used in conjunction with the laying of paving stones. Plaster sand, which is clean, coarse sand that is usually used by contractors to make stucco. Then there is masonry sand, which is commonly known as white sand. This sand is clean, fine grained sand used in the process to make mortar and is the sand most often requested to use as a base under paving stones. This is due to the fact that it is simply easier to work with than utility sand. Lastly, play sand. This is sand that is used for children's play areas and sandboxes. It is silica-free, unlike most sands, which makes if safer for the children to play in.
Play and Garden Sand
Getting sand delivery for children's play areas is one use for sand around the home, but there are other simple uses for sand around the home. Sand makes a great addition to soil amendments. Improve your yard with a sand delivery to help aerate, top-dress or level low spots in your yard. For these cases, the sand needs to be accompanied by a fair amount of organic matter in order to work properly. Before adding this sand to your yard mix it equally with compost, peat, or topsoil. Sand is also great to condition garden tools. You can fill a bucket with sand and old motor oil, which will knock soil off tools after use. Then, dip their heads into the bucket a few time and brush off the sand. Now, your tools will have a longer lifespan and be good to go next time around.
Sand also has agricultural uses and sandy soils are great for a crops like watermelons, peaches and peanuts. Due to its excellent drainage abilities, sand is perfect for dairy farming. And this may not be agricultural, but sand is also nourishment for beaches and reefs. Moving sand to beaches where tides or storms erode the shoreline can help preserve the beach. And with artificial reefs, bagged sand can serve as a foundation for new reefs, thus helping the ecosystem as a whole and maintain the marine life.
Safety is another aspect where sand has its benefits. When sand is used on roads, it improves the traction when it is used in icy or snowy weather, thus creating safer traveling conditions for vehicles. Railroads also take advantage of sand, as operators use sand to improve the traction of wheels on the rail. Sandbags are used to protect against flooding and gunfire. These bags of sand are cheap and easy to transport when empty. Volunteers can quickly fill these bags in case of emergencies.
Sand Delivery Services For New Yorkers
Atlas Roll-Off is conveniently located in Brooklyn, New York. We are able to provide our quick and efficient delivery services to residents on Long Island, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, New York City, Westchester, New Jersey, and, of course, Brooklyn. We perform a wide wide of delivery services. Among them is our sand delivery service. We will listen to your needs and bring the right amount of sand necessary for any project or job. If you are unsure about how much sand is needed, our staff of experts will guide you to the right decision. For more information concerning our delivery services, please contact us today. The number to call is 718-345-6451. We have years of experience in the industry and have become a trusted supplier of many materials. We look forward to helping you with your next project.