Fill sand, or bedding sand, is a substance comprised of very fine particles of rock. Having been sifted down to the smallest sizes, fill sand has a very high compaction rating. Compared to fill dirt, it’s more aesthetically pleasing and doesn’t retain moisture. However, it also doesn’t retain its shape or remain sturdy as well as fill dirt.
Application for Fill Sand
It is often used as a base layer for various projects, such as paving, or used to level out low areas in a variety of settings, such as gardens, driveways, and sidewalks, where drainage is very important. If you need help deciding which fill material to use, please refer to our article on the difference between fill sand & fill dirt.