M Sand Vs CRF (crushed rock fines)

M Sand Vs CRF (crushed rock fines)

Everyone knows that River sand (RS) and crushed rock fines (CRF) have been used as an aggregate for concrete for centuries. Now the River sand (RS) has been banned in many places due to its adverse effect on the river and environment.

The Crushed rock fines (CRF) has a major problem in its angular shape and containing excessive fines. So, this was not good for constructions as it weekends the structure of the building and develops more cracks on the concrete wall in a short period of time. So, people hated using it for their buildings after that Crushed rock fines (CRF) have been modified to resolve this problem, and the technology of processing the Crushed rock fines (CRF) to reduce the fines and improve the particle shape has been developed the modified or processed crushed rock fines (CRF) are known as M Sand.                         

Now many constructors started using the M Sand which stronger than River Sand (RS). But as Crushed rock fines (CRF) and M Sand look like same in colour some people sell the Crushed rock fines (CRF) as M Sand in market so be aware while purchasing the M Sand.

How to identify the difference between M Sand and crushed rock fines (CRF)

If you find your M Sand contain lot of Dust particles than you should check the lab report of that particular M Sand because lot of Dust particles are found in Crushed rock fines (CRF).

Crushed rock fines (CRF) look like Talcum powder which is very nice and soft.

There are certain standards for preparing M Sand. M Sand are manufactured in Three different forms.

  1. M Sand for Concrete – Grading zone – II and IS 383
  2. M Sand for Block work – IS 2116
  3. M Sand for Plastering (P Sand) – IS 1542    

There few simple steps to identify the Quality of M Sand with the best quality M sand you always get the best results.

Tavara Sands are M Sand Manufacturers and Suppliers in Bangalore for more than 12 years in this field you can get the best quality M Sand with IS standards. Now Tavara have their branch in Mysore too.

Written by Tavara