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Using beach sand as fine aggregate is definitely not recommended, as it
has a very high salt (chloride) content.  Maybe if it were properly
washed it could be used. However, by the time you pay for this, it is
probably just as costly to use fine aggregate from the local batch
plant.


Charles F. Espenlaub, III, P.E. 
Martin-Espenlaub Engineering 

 
-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Nacionales [mailto:alexcnac(--nospam--at)skyinet.net]
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 4:17 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Beach Sand


I have a low cost housing (single story) project near a beach. 
Can dry beach sand be used as fine aggregate. I would appreciate
comments from those of
you who have experience on the subject.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
 
Alex C. Nacionales, C.E.