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Dried Sand For Artificial Sports Pitches

The quality of synthetic playing pitches have been consistently improving, to such an extent that some top class professional sports now prefer them as a surface to play on.

Irwins supply high quality dried silica sand for use in hockey, football, rugby, GAA, tennis, golf, bowls and MUGAs. The sand is used as a free draining ballast to weigh down the pitch and keep it flat. It is essential that the sand is tightly graded, so draining is not compromised and there are no oversized particles which could damage the surface or cause injury to players. The sand needs to be hard and durable, so it does not break down under constant use. Different grades of sand are available, depending on the type of carpet being used and the percolation rates required by the engineer.

Product Grading

Typical Gradings of Sands for Synthetic Sports Pitches, with % passing each sieve size

Sieve Size1252503555007108501.01.4
No 600.22.513.560.099100
ISS300.1221809599.5100
16/30--0.11267099100

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Irwins Quality Aggregates offer one of the most extensive ranges of decorative aggregates in Ireland. Irwins can offer a large range of dry dash render stones available with accompanying sands.

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Irwins do not deliver to private houses and rely on our network of builders merchants throughout Ireland. We deliver bulk loads for contracts and merchants.

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ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Registered Company.

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