What is M Sand?

Manufactured sand, which is obtained by crushing the rocks. It is the perfect alternative for river sand used for construction purposes. The crushed sand is of cubical shapes with grinned edges, washed and graded as a construction material. Manufacturing M Sand normally involves crushing, screening and possibly washing.

What are the types of M Sand?
Concrete M Sand, M Sand for Brick & Block work and Plastering M Sand are the types of M Sand available. Concrete M Sand for all concreting purposes, Brick/ Block M Sand is for laying bricks & block / Masonry Work and Plastering M sand for External and Internal plastering.

What is the difference between Concrete M Sand, Brick/ Block Work M Sand, and Plastering M Sand?


Concrete M Sand

Brick/ Block Work M Sand

Plastering M Sand

Sand Granule Thickness

0 - 4.75 mm

0 - 3.55 mm

0 - 2.36 mm


RCC, Block works flooring/ Tiling

Specially formulated for Brick & Block Laying

Internal and External Plastering

Quantity per metric ton (1000 kgs)

21.5 cft/ metric ton

21.5 cft/ metric ton

22 cft/ metric ton

What is good quality M sand?

Good Quality M Sand is manufactured through a specific process of Crushing and gradation as per IS standards and free of all impurities like silt etc.. Only aa few Manufacturers have the required infrastructure to produce quality M Sand. Third Party testing can be done to check the quality of M Sand.

What is the difference between Quarry Dust and M sand?

Quarry Dust is a residue which is considered as waste. It is used only for manufacturing concrete blocks or posts asphalting roads, they are of less than 2 mm thickness and not recommended and kind of construction activities. However, it is sold as M sand and it appears similar.

What is the difference between Water Classified and Dry M sand?

Both are suitable as long as the manufacturers ensure that the M Sand is free of fines dust and silt.

Should the M sand be sieved at the site before use?


Can M Sand be used for flooring using Tiles or Granite?

Yes, concrete M sand is being used for flooring, however, it is at the discretion of the respective engineer's team

Does M sand contain any impurities or foreign particles? M sand can be adulterated in the case when silt or fines are mixed to save cost and using this can lead to weak compression strength in case of concrete and can develop cracks when used for plastering

What are concrete mix proportions if M sand is used?

The concrete mix proportions are same as river sand 
M 20 ( 1 : 1.5 : 3) & M 25 ( 1: 1 : 2)

Do you provide M sand samples?

Yes, we do, we door deliver samples of Concrete M sand, Masonry M Sand and Plastering M sand.

Does it require any special care like chemicals, extra curing etc as when River Sand is used?

Not Required, however, some professionals mix river sand with M sand

Will, it develops cracks if we use Plastering M Sand?

If the plastering if between the range 0 to 2.36 mm, graded cubical and is free of dust and silt, then the cracks or any other problem will not arise

How do u calculate the M sand required?

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What are selling units for M sand?

M sand is sold in Metric Tonnes units. (MT) I,e 1000 Kgs.
1 Metric Ton of Concrete M sand equals to 21.5 cubic feet approximately.
1 Metric Ton of Masonry M sand equals to 21.5 cubic feet approximately. 
1 Metric Ton of Plastering M sand equals to 22 cubic feet approximately.

What are the load sizes available?

2 load sizes are available - 10 wheeler truck (28 MT) & 6 wheeler truck (20 MT).

What is the delivery time required for M sand?

Within 24 hours upon order confirmation.

Will the weight be more if we buy Water Classified M sand?

No, since the minute microns are washed away, the load weight of water wash M-sand will be lesser than Dry M sand.

Will the transportation and taxes be charged extra?

The rates we quote are inclusive of All Taxes, Transportation, Unloading at the site.

How do I cross check the if the Quantity delivered is correct?

The truck once loaded with M-sand will be weighed in Manufacturer's calibrated Weigh Bridge. The load shall come with weightment slip along with the Delivery Note, however, the weight can be cross-checked at any closest weighbridge near the site before unloading and after unloading to get the net weight. there could be a variation( +/-) of less than 3 % from weighbridge to weighbridge.