Clay, Sand & Gravel in Edmonton

If you’re working on a landscaping project, chances are you need sand and gravel in Edmonton. Sand may make you think of trips to the beach, but it is in fact an extremely useful foundation and filler for building, excavation and gardening projects. When placed over the topsoil, gravel can help control moisture and impede evaporation. We recommend planting brightly coloured flowers that require high levels of moisture in dense clay.

At The Black Dirt Company, we assist with a wide range of projects that require clay, sand and gravel. Edmonton residents can depend on us for just the right kind of material to get the job done.

Benefits of Using Sand & Gravel in Your Edmonton Property

Sand and gravel are versatile products for your Edmonton property. As we mentioned, dense clay and gravel are great for moisture control and keeping certain plants well-watered. Other benefits of gravel include providing a level ground to build a foundation on. For example, gravel keeps the ground from eroding over time, stopping your slab from sinking. Gravel also allows for better drainage and helps your slab avoid settlement cracks.

According to industry experts, sand is the key to laying durable and long-lasting stone pavers. Sand is used for the pavers’ bedding and for filling in the joints. Different types of sand should be used for each step of the paver installation. For example, sharp, course and granular sand is best for the bedding because as you compact it, the course sand interlocks and creates a smooth surface. Use sand with multiple grain sizes for filling the joints. This will allow the sand to bind together so the pavers won’t slip.

Types of Clay, Sand & Gravel

The Black Dirt Company offers Edmonton various types and gradients of sand, gravel and clay for different gardening, building and landscaping needs. If you need sand or gravel in Edmonton, call us today.

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Clay & Sand
Fill Clay
Fill Clay Image
Fill Clay is used for the structural foundation of many projects such as buildings, roads, driveways and parking lots.
Horticultural Sand
Horticultural Sand Image
Most often used in compacting applications. Under sidewalk blocks or bricks 1-2 inch layer over compacted base for levelling Used in gardens, to loosen up soil.
Fill (levelling) Sand
Fill (levelling) Sand Image
Fill sand is sand that is easy to work with and is typically used to back fill after excavating projects like building homes or trenching and installing utilities Fill sand contains clay.
Cement Sand
Cement Sand Image
The best for under sidewalk blocks. Doesn't wash away as easily as some sands. A very coarse sand. Also reffered to as Concrete Sand, and is used for mixing concrete and compacting applications.
Masonry Sand
Masonry Sand Image
Most commonly used is masonry and parging applications. Also commonly used in Sand Boxes - this sand is golden brown in color - does not stick together like the washed sand, so it not as good for sand castles. - but it is a cleaner sand and does not stick to the kids quite as much.
Sanding Chips
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Applied on ice in parking lots to improve traction. Also referred to as sanding gravel or buckshot.
Playground Sand
Playground Sand Image
Excellent for sand boxes and playgrounds.
Sand Bags
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The Black Dirt Company has teamed up with Spruce Grove Minor Football to produce 1000 sand bags each year! Our sand bags are approximately 55 lbs. when dry and are used for weight in your vehicle during our winters. Sand bags can also be used for building damns and/or retaining walls.
Clay & Sand
Fill Clay Image
Fill Clay
Fill Clay is used for the structural foundation of many projects such as buildings, roads, driveways and parking lots.
Horticultural Sand Image
Horticultural Sand
Most often used in compacting applications. Under sidewalk blocks or bricks 1-2 inch layer over compacted base for levelling Used in gardens, to loosen up soil.
Fill (levelling) Sand Image
Fill (levelling) Sand
Fill sand is sand that is easy to work with and is typically used to back fill after excavating projects like building homes or trenching and installing utilities Fill sand contains clay.
Cement Sand Image
Cement Sand
The best for under sidewalk blocks. Doesn't wash away as easily as some sands. A very coarse sand. Also reffered to as Concrete Sand, and is used for mixing concrete and compacting applications.
Masonry Sand Image
Masonry Sand
Most commonly used is masonry and parging applications. Also commonly used in Sand Boxes - this sand is golden brown in color - does not stick together like the washed sand, so it not as good for sand castles. - but it is a cleaner san... Read More
Sanding Chips Image
Sanding Chips
Applied on ice in parking lots to improve traction. Also referred to as sanding gravel or buckshot.
Playground Sand Image
Playground Sand
Excellent for sand boxes and playgrounds.
Sand Bags Image
Sand Bags
The Black Dirt Company has teamed up with Spruce Grove Minor Football to produce 1000 sand bags each year! Our sand bags are approximately 55 lbs. when dry and are used for weight in your vehicle during our winters. Sand bags can also... Read More