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Aerolite Quarries Pty Ltd

Sand Specs

Aerolite is now producing a range of
Light Weight Sand
and Bedding Products
 to match our light weight aggregates

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Our sands can be used in place of most dense sand products but the 50% weight saving means that the product is great value and normally cheaper than alternate dense weight sands.

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They can be used to reduce the finished weight of any concrete or masonry product by up to 30%.

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They are ideal for specialty applications in the filter and refractory areas where our sand's light weight, excellent insulating and fire refractory properties give the product unique benefits.

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They are approved for use as pipe bedding by all water supply companies in the Melbourne and Geelong area

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They are ideal for under slab bedding use

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We produce products in the following size ranges:

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8.00mm minus

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5.00mm minus

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3.00mm minus
 

 PARTICLE DENSITY AND WATER ABSORPTION – Concrete sand

  AEROLITE LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE SAND               
Basaltic, or heavyweight aggregate, normally used in dense weight concrete, has a specific gravity of 2.7–2.9 and a density of approximately 2650 kgs per cubic meter. 

Concrete made from Aerolite’s concrete aggregate and light weight sand can be made close to half density at dried densities down to 1,620 Kgs/M3

DESIGN DENSITIES OF AIR DRIED CONCRETE
Heavyweight concrete:                      2,650 Kgs/M3
AEROLITE Lightweight concrete with Aggregate only:      1,850 Kgs/M3
AEROLITE Lightweight concrete with Aggregate and light weight sand:      1,620 Kgs/M3
If the sand used is replaced with Aerolite's Light weight Sand then it is possible to achieve a final concrete density of 1,600 Kgs/M3

 Un-compacted Bulk Density as per dry basis

 0.77 Tonne/M3

 Apparent Particle Density 

 1.92 Tonne/M3

 Dry Particle Density 

 1.51 Tonne/M3

Saturated Surface Dry Particle Density

 1.72 Tonne/M3

Water Absorption 

 18.5 %

Contact Details:

Aerolite Quarries Pty Ltd,

Old Boundary Road,

Anakie Victoria 2115

Phone: 03 52 841243

Fax: 03 52 841 395
 

Email: 

Postal Address:

PO Box 472,

North Geelong, VIC, 3215

AH: 0419874982