March 25, 2019

Never use sea or desert sand to build your home. These sands have a glossy, shiny look but they are too fine and rounded. Using this kind of sand can weaken the structure. Moreover, sea sand has salt in it which is bad for steel and plaster. In the long run, using these sands will have a negative impact on the durability and strength of your home.  

Due to the damage it poses to the environment, the government has come down strongly on excessive mining of river sand in recent years. Owing to reduced supply, your contractor may suggest using sea or desert sand instead; please advice him against it. Insist that only river sand or manufactured sand be used for the construction.