Best Sand High-Purity Silica Sand and Gravel

Best Sand High-Purity Silica Sand and Gravel

Best Sand’s high-purity silica sand and gravel are widely used in the foundry industry. The sub-rounded grain shape is proven to reduce expansion defects in cores and molds of all casting types. Furthermore, the high silica content allows Best Sand to be used among steel foundries as well.


Best gravels are low in iron, alkali, and other impurities making them ideal for the manufacturing of refractories.


The wide size range of Best Sand makes it perfect for ladle lining backfill.

"Prior to our relationship with Weaver Materiel, we were purchasing riser sleeves direct from the OEM. As a stocking distributor, Weaver typically is able to deliver same or next day. OEM lead times averaged three to four weeks. With Weaver, I've been able to reduce my working inventory by about 40%."

- JD Schmidt, QA Manager, Ohio Ferrous Foundry

“Ashland Foundry & Machine Works and Weatherly Casting are grateful for the partnership in our working relationship with Weaver Materials.  Weaver has helped us maintain pricing and avoid increases in a volatile market.  Weaver has always kept us in supply of material when markets dictated shortages/allocation status.  If Weaver was not in our vendor pool daily production ability would have been negatively impacted.  Weaver is also technically able to review our foundry processes and make suggestions to either achieve a cost savings or process improvement.  I am looking forward to a continued collaboration between the Weaver team and my locations.”
- Chrissy C