How Much Does a Six-Foot Castle Weigh?
Better yet: How long does it take to build one?
36th annual Sandcastle Contest
(Aug. 2 at Fisherman’s Beach in Rehoboth)
A 6-foot castle requires:
2 Hours of piling, wetting and packing sand
250 Gallons of water to wet sand
6 Hours to carve
1.8 Weight (in tons) of 1 cubic yard of sand
14,000 Weight (in pounds) of finished castle
Source: Expert sand sculptor and nine-time contest champ Darrell O’Connor of Wilmington