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Cost of Sand and Stones per Ton in Nigeria 2022

Sand is a prevalent building material that accounts for about 75% content of most buildings currently in Nigeria. Although the usage of its alternatives are there, but they are not rampant compared to the application of soft and sharp sand in molding of blocks or bricks, Earth filling, laying of blocks, wall plastering and many other uses of this common building material in a typical construction project.

On the other hand, stones or chippings as they are called are coarse aggregates which are more than 4.75 mm in diameter. They may come as gravel, cobbles or boulders.

In mortar, sand serve as a fine aggregate mixed with the binder (usually Portland cement or Lime) in a given ratio so as to give the outcome an adhesive surface area,  prevent it from cracking & shrinking and to increase the volume so as to reduce cost. While in concrete, it does more of the same work along with coarse aggregate (Gravel or Granite) and cement in a specified mix ratio  which varies depending on the strength of material to be obtained.

A Tipper of Sand or Stone price in Nigeria 2022

Across the country, suppliers of this building material vary cost as it suits the trade unions which they belong to, among other factors. Good a thing you are here because we have done the work for you and have come up with the price a trip of sand or stone is likely going to sell in your locality. Below is the current price list of deals.

Price of Sharp sand 2022

Trip Current Price
1 Ton ₦4,000
5 Tons ₦18,000
10 Tons ₦35,000
20 Tons ₦70,000
30 Tons ₦105,000

A Tipper of Sharp sand price in Nigeria

Price of Plaster / Filling sand 2022

Trip Current Price
1 Ton ₦2,000
5 Tons ₦10,000
10 Tons ₦20,000
20 Tons ₦40,000
30 Tons ₦60,000

Price of Plaster sand in Nigeria

Price of Soft sand 2022

Trip Current Price
1 Ton ₦4,000
5 Tons ₦18,000
10 Tons ₦35,000
20 Tons ₦70,000
30 Tons ₦105,000

Price of Granite stones 2022

Trip Current Price
1 Ton ₦7,500
5 Tons ₦38,000
10 Tons ₦90,000
20 Tons ₦180,000
30 Tons ₦270,000

A trip of Granite price in Nigeria

Price of Gravel stones 2022

Trip Current Price
1 Ton ₦6,000
5 Tons ₦30,000
10 Tons ₦60,000
20 Tons ₦120,000
30 Tons ₦180,000

Price of Stone dust / Hardcore 2022

Trip Current Price
1 Ton ₦8,000
5 Tons ₦42,000
10 Tons ₦84,000
20 Tons ₦168,000
30 Tons ₦250,000

Be rest assured that the total cost of these aggregates will be affected by the location where they are to be taken to. In other words, cost of transportation inflates the whole price.

Classification of Sand and Stones based on Sources

The source of these aggregates whether fine or coarse affects their prices. That is why you need to take a look at the various sources of sands, Granite or Gravel before buying or ordering for them from your supplier.

1. River or Sharp sand

These are the kind of sands that are dug out from a body of water for construction purposes. Depending on the degree of rock disintegration, they are usually grit or sharp sand with a reasonable content of silt and or salt. Most Architects recommend these river sands since they are mostly of good quality and has properties that suit the purpose for which they are bought. They tend to be more expensive and in higher demand than the other sources because carting away such enormous amount of sand from rivers are prohibited in some localities or counties.

2. Quarry or Manufactured sand

These are artificial sands gotten during crushing of stones to produce fine aggregates of uniform grain shapes. In some cases, they are called stone dusts and are used for constructing pavings. It contains no organic material (impurities) as the source previously discussed. During its production, quality control is usually a top priority.

3. Red earth (Pit sand)

These are sands deposited on river banks and on the surface of the earth usually as a result of erosion. This category of Sand deposit system produces most soft sand in the market today which are of finer aggregate particles than sharp sands. It is equally applied in construction works in varying ways in Earthworks especially the filling sands dug out a few meters into the ground called pit. In fact, red earth is used in the old traditional thatched roof styles of building that is currently facing extinction due to the advent of block walls. Red earth which belong to this category is equally used during construction of roads since they possess strong bonding properties. They can also be used for other various Laterite filling purposes in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector.

4. Gravel stones

This building material is also known as crushed stone. It is in practice, a build up of various kinds of rocks that include but not limited to sandstone, basalt, and limestone. These loose rock fragments are extracted from gravel pits in Nigeria.

5. Granite stones

Unlike gravels, Granites are hard rocks of Igneous origin which are sourced from quartz, feldspar or mica, and make up a larger chunk of stones used for building or Civil engineering works in most developing cities of the Country like in Lagos, Abuja, Portharcourt, Enugu, Kano. They can easily be found in the beddings of roads and railway constructions.


Price of Filling sand in Nigeria
It might interest you to know that there are Four major sources of sand used for building works, and they include

  1. River or Sharp sand
  2. Quarry or Manufactured sand
  3. Red earth (Pit sand)

What makes sand fit for construction purposes?
It may be relative (in most cases) to say what a good or bad sand is. For construction purposes, the following conditions should all be met by any source

  • Silt Content should be less than 3% by weight (12% by volume in 10 min)
  • Sand shall not contain any harmful impurities like salts, pyrites, coal, iron, alkalies and the likes
  • Sand should not contain Organic materials

Help us update buyers in your region by telling us what these materials sell in your area.



                               

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Comments (34)


  1. I really like the breakdown

  2. Please,how do I get in bussiness?
    I’m a real estate agent.

  3. OKONKWO EMMANUEL

    It was useful

  4. How much is your 30 tons

  5. Howuch is your granite 20 tons and 30 tons
    Last price pls
    (Dumping site around alausa, ogudu, ketu)

  6. Kevin ogbonna chinwendu

    How do I get it, I need stone I need your phone number

  7. Charles Obadagbonyi

    Can you recommend any supplier of granite in Benin city?

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  9. Info very useful. Thanks.

  10. I want to get into this business. Location Abuja,please I need guidance on were to source materials for supply

  11. How much is (granite 10 tons, sharp sand 20 ton and plaster sand 20 tons) last price. Dumpling site is Abule Ijoko

  12. Kolawole O. Princess Royal Beauty Home

    I need 10 tons of granite in redemption camp…. Can you supply it soon. 08085514206

  13. Jessica victory

    Clear write up, please I want to venture into the Business I need someone to put me through. Thank you .

  14. Request for granite

  15. Can you supply granite to a site around Council busstop along Ikotun Rd Lagos?
    Terms and conditions?

  16. Can you supply granite?
    Terms and conditions please?

  17. How can I get 20 tons of three quarter down of granite in magoro Ogun state.

  18. I needed your contact in getting stones, sharp sand an some building materials, kindly connect me pls.

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  20. How much is sand for filling foundation

  21. Can I have a chat with you on WhatsApp asap please?

  22. Nice writeup how do I get sharp sand for foundation filling

  23. I SUPPLY ALL SORT OF BUILDING MATERIALS

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  25. Oyinbogbola toyin

    I sell building sands and stones
    Text me and let’s deal…..100% sure
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  26. You don’t state if it includes transportation

  27. I am in need of stone dust, in ota Ogun state, how can I contact the dealers phone number

  28. I am in need of stone dust, in ota Ogun state, how can I contact the dealers phone number +23405848376 my number

  29. Matthew Iregbenyen

    I need 30 tone of half inch of geanit. Can you supply it in Benin by Bypass area between Sapele road and Sakponba road how much for a trip

  30. Please how much is the price of 10 tons of stone in ogun state how can I contact you

  31. Akindele Olajumoke

    It is very helpful for upcoming contractor, thank you very much.

  32. Ogunkunle Yetunde

    Good morni sir, pls how much is 10 tons of sand(filling) I.e.laterite with transportation charges to Amosu(along iware)-Akinyele. Urgently needed.

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