Sand Fill and Top Up

Existing playground / sand pit top up’s

There is no better time and it makes perfect sense to top up a sand pit immediately after it has been cleaned. At Sifting Sands we can arrange to top up your pit with new white washed sand immediately after we have cleaned it. Saving you time, money and most importantly ensuring that new sand is not placed on top of dirty sand.

Sand replacement.

In certain circumstances a pit may require the sand be replaced, in this case we can dig out and dispose of the old contaminated sand and replace with new white washed sand.  At Sifting Sands we can top up your pit with new white washed sand immediately after we have cleaned it.

We do it right – The first time!

At Sifting Sands we have access to experienced Machinery Operators that assist us in loading the new white washed sand to the areas that need it, the fall zones.  We always ensure that we take the additional time to access the parts of the sand pit that require the sand, not just the areas that are easy to access.   It is important, that if you are the person responsible for the playground, you have taken the necessary steps to ensure Australian Standards are followed.

When we top up a sand pit we ensure that the sand pit is filled correctly, this means:

  • We will bring to your attention issues we notice from instillation of equipment or walls
  • We add the right level of sand – not over fill or under fill
  • We fill all areas of the pit which includes underneath the equipment and in fall zones
  • We level the pit.
  • We take into consideration other factors such as pit slope and wind direction.
  • We do it right

Examples of sand top up completed properly by Sifting Sands

Location 1

1) Walls put around existing area & new equipment installed

1) Walls put around existing area & new equipment installed

2) Playground cleaned and levelled

2) Playground cleaned and levelled

3) Sand top up - Correctly filled

3) Sand top up – Correctly filled

Location 2

1) Walls put around existing area & new equipment installed

1) Walls put around existing area & new equipment installed

2) Playground cleaned and levelled

2) Playground cleaned and levelled

3) Sand top up - Correctly filled

3) Sand top up – Correctly filled

Examples of sand top up done poorly – NOT by Sifting Sands

Pit 1

Pit 1

Pit 2

Pit 2

Pit 1) – Sand dumped in from around the edges and not filled under the equipment or in fall zones. New sand dumped on top of old sand without cleaning first, wind will blow the new sand out of the pit as it is to the top of the walls. Slide cannot be used properly.

Pit 2) – Sand dumped in from only two sides and not under all the equipment or in the fall zones. Sand pit over filled on one end and under filled the other. New sand dumped on top of old sand without cleaning first, wind will blow the new sand out of the pit as it is to the top of the walls.