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Besides the salt content, beach sand is also highly rounded.  Therefore, I would
not recommend beach sand as a fine aggregate.

Evan Jorgensen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter De Vere" <m-p.devere(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 9:59 PM
Subject: Re: Beach Sand

> Can galvanized or epoxy-coated rebar be used and a admixture used to
> negate the high salinity???
> Peter  De Vere
> Houston, Texas
> MRodrig273(--nospam--at) wrote:
> >
> > I agree.  Beach sand is very high in chloride which will eventually end
> > rusting you rebar.  Rusted rebar will cause spalling in concrete and
> > eventually may cause structural failures.  I would stay away from
> > that is salty to mix with concrete.