Differences Dirt, Topsoil, Sandy Loam – What’s so different about Dirt?
(Topsoil – Soil / Dirt Overview)
Every day at Select Sand and Gravel we provide different types of soil (Topsoil, Sandy Loam, Fill Dirt) to customers for different applications. We strive to provide the correct Dirt or Soil material to the homeowner or professional contractor so that the delivered material makes the residential project or commercial jobsite work as easy as possible. Without the proper information, it can be difficult to get the desired result. In striving to assist our customers with product selection this article is written to provide the average homeowner or contractor with a better understanding of the differences between Dirt, Topsoil, and Sandy Loam.
All soil is composed of Sand, Silt and Clay. These designations are simply an expression of the size of the soil particles of which they are comprised. Sand is the largest soil particle which is typically composed of silca and quartz. The next size soil particle is silt and the smallest size is clay. All of the soil that we deliver from Select Sand and Gravel to our customers are some combination of sand, silt and clay.Read More