Sand & Gravel
Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel sells 6 types of Bulk Aggregate at the Seattle plant located in Ballard. These high quality sand and gravel products can meet a variety of construction specifications and applications, as well as fill the needs of many homeowner and DIY projects. The appropriate aggregate can be blended with cement to make concrete, grout, mortar and stucco or used specifically for driveways, drainage or the backyard sand box.
These products may be scheduled for delivery direct to your location or picked up in small loads with a utility trailer or pickup truck. In addition we can load Solo Dump Trucks out of our batch plant and barges pulled into our barge slip, if you have a larger project or one located on the water. For difficult placements or export shipments we can also supply our aggregates in Bulk Bags of various weights and yields.
1-1 ½” Minus Washed Gravel
ASTM C33 #4
Used for Street and Highway concrete paving projects, drainage & landscaping. Graded from 1 ½ to sand*….*may not be suitable for some drainage applications.
3/4” Minus Washed Gravel
The basic concrete aggregate, excellent drainage gravel, suitable for landscaping
Graded from 3/4” to pea gravel….minimal sand…not suited for drive or walk areas
Washed Pea Gravel
Typically used in exposed aggregate concrete, hand mixed or small mixer “field produced” concrete, landscaping and children’s play areas. Difficult to drive or walk on.
Graded from 3/8” to ¼”….minimal sand
Washed Building Sand
ASTM C33 & WSDOT Class 2
Sand used for making concrete both at the ready-mix plant and in the field. Can be used for backfilling utility ditches and a variety of residential applications.
Washed Plaster or Masons Fine Sand
ASTM C897 & ASTM C144
The premier local sand used to make Plaster, Stucco and Mortar when blended properly with cement and lime or pre-blended concentrates. Also used as a base for pavers, lawn leveling and for decades as the perfect sand box sand.
5/8-3/8 Clean (no minus) Crushed Type 22 Pipe Bedding Gravel
Used primarily as bedding gravel for plumbing and sewer pipe. The required gravel for PVC pipe bedding in the city of Seattle. Also makes good sub-grade for concrete.
Washed 5/8 Minus Crushed Gravel
Also referred to as “CSTC” or Crushed Surface Top Coarse. This crushed gravel is primarily used for driveways and walkways. Best if not applied more than 2”in depth. Also makes a stable sub grade under concrete and pavers.