Sand is a crucial material in building that is mostly given very little attention. Many are the times people forget that the quality of materials determine the strength and durability of the construction. Some people wish to source materials from reputable sources but it seems impossible especially when the place is very far. Here is the good news, Truckers Kenya is now acting as the bridge between you and that precious sand required in completing your construction.
It’s composition is highly variable, depending on the local rock sources and conditions.
There are two most common constituent in inland continental settings and non-tropical coastal settings.
First one is silica (silicon dioxide, or SiO2), usually in the form of quartz.
The second most common type is calcium carbonate. For example aragonite has been created, over the past half billion years, by various forms of life, like coral and shellfish. It is, for example, the primary form apparent in areas where reefs have dominated the ecosystem for millions of years.
In Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, it is mainly sourced along water bodies like rivers and lakes. It is either black sand, reddish or black in color depending on the particular source. Depending on the purpose of the sand, a contractor may choose the most applicable type.
It is for this reason that Truckers Kenya has stepped in to reduce the hustle of construction managers wasting a lot of time looking for the material and organizing for its transport. The company has had enough exposure in delivery of quality materials at an affordable price. No more need to go by the shores, sand is now a phone call away.
A big percent of sand is consumed in construction of buildings worldwide. Sand is mixed with cement and water to join blocks or with ballast, water and cement to form slab. Other uses include sand paving, gardening or making kids play pitches. Depending on the purpose of construction, colored sand is best for decorative finishing.