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BUILDERS SAND

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Packaging

  • 25KG
  • 250KG
  • 500KG

PRODUCT INFORMATION & RESOURCES

DESCRIPTION

CEMIX BUILDERS SAND is general purpose No.1 sand which is washed and graded with aggregates at a maximum of 1.18mm. Cemix Builders Sand is ideal for basic concrete and mortar mixes or any other general purpose sand usage. As Cemix Builders Sand is not a sea sand there is of little or no chloride content present.

TYPICAL APPLICATION & USES

  • Concrete mixes
  • Mortar mixes – Brick and Block
  • General purpose sand usage
  • Rendering

ADVANTAGES

  • Little or no chloride present
  • Consistent colour and quality
  • Supplied in plastic packaging and can be stored outside without wastage
  • Can be used for bedding of pond liners
  • Does not contain coarse aggregate (>1.18mm)

APPLICATION/MIXING

An example of a mortar mix: (Seek technical advice for other mixes such as screeds)

MIX RATIO

Sand – 4 buckets, Cement – 1 bucket, Cemix® Plimortar – 1 measure. Water as required.

HAND MIXING

Measure out the sand and cement and thoroughly mix dry. Add the CEMIX PLIMORTAR to at least half the water and mix into a smooth paste and proceed to mix the mortar adding additional water as required. For best results mix for not less than 6 minutes.

Note: CEMIX PLIMORTAR is used at the rate of 1kg per 40kg bag of Portland cement. For more mixing directions, refer to the Cemix® Plimortar datasheet which can be found at www.cemix.co.nz

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Appearance – Sand
  • Packaging – 25kg bags, 250kg & 500kg bulk bags
  • Solubility – Insoluble in water.

The data shown above reflects typical results based on laboratory testing under controlled conditions. Reasonable variations may occur on site.

STORAGE

Store CEMIX BUILDERS SAND in a cool dry area.