Blacktop Sand

Asphalt (or Blacktop) is one of the most common types of material used to surface roads, driveways, parking lots and airports. It is a durable material that ensures the quality and longevity of the surface it covers, lasting anywhere between 20 to 30 years.

At York Building Products, we understand the importance of providing quality blacktop, which is why we provide blacktop sand to enhance your surfaces.


Size and Structure of Blacktop Sand

With aggregates making up the majority of an asphalt sand mix, it is vital that it meets the necessary size and grading. To meet blacktop sand specifications, the sand must range in size from 0.075 mm to 4.75 mm and should be combined during the compaction process to resist displacement.

In order to make a perfect mixture, the sand needs to include ingredients that will not weaken during the mixing process. This requires a degree of porosity so the asphalt can bond to the surface it is covering.


Uses for Blacktop Sand

Including blacktop sand within a surface adds longevity and strength. Contractors use black road sand on top of new asphalt for many reasons:

  • It fills in cracks and holes.
  • It increases durability.
  • It provides traction.
  • It enhances the look.

Professionals apply blacktop sand mix in areas that need surface stabilization for safe, effective installation.


Applying Blacktop Sand

Blacktop sand, or asphalt sand, is coarse and used in the production of asphalt mixes. It is clean and finely graded to promote effectiveness.

When it is time to add asphalt to a surface, the black road sand is scattered on the surface it will cover. The mixture contains asphalt and sand, which are combined before application. The choice between an asphalt mix or a sprinkling of blacktop sand depends on how you want to use your new surface.


Sourcing Blacktop Sand Near You

At York Building Products, we manufacture our blacktop sand specifically for asphalt. Two of our plants specialize in blacktop sand production — our Lincoln Quarry in West Manchester Township, Pennsylvania, and our Roosevelt Quarry in York, Pennsylvania.


Why Choose York Building Products?

York Building Products provides products ranging from concrete to asphalt, sand and more. With decades of experience, we are well-known on the East Coast for our product quality and unbeatable customer service.

We are ready to provide you with the highest-quality product in the industry with our state-of-the-art black road sand. Contact us today to learn more.