Our sand is made from cream-of-the-crop materials and can be used to reap many different benefits.
Recycled concrete is essential when building a new foundation. Before the foundation itself is laid, there’s a few things that need to happen. For one, the ground must be levelled and compacted. Slab fill or crusher dust, made from recycled concrete, is one of the best ways to create the under slab for your foundation. If you’re constructing a new gravel driveway, choosing recycled crushed concrete over newly produced gravel is the way to go. Recycled concrete is also far cheaper than gravel.
There are three key advantages of using recycled concrete, rather than virgin concrete. These are affordability, sustainability and product quality. Recycled concrete is cheaper than virgin aggregate. This is because recycled concrete has a much more efficient process, and costs far less to produce.
It also spares new aggregates from being mined, and old concrete from going to landfill. If you choose a reputable concrete recycling business, the product quality of recycled concrete is always going to be equal to (if not higher than) that of virgin aggregates.
There’s nothing like good landscaping. But what about the foundations upon which landscaping is based? There’s basically zero recognition for the building blocks of good landscaping, even though the foundation is what makes it possible. That’s why, today, we’re giving credit where credits due. Here are five top ways to use recycled concrete in landscaping, and why it’s an essential part of any impressive landscaping job.
A large proportion of recycled concrete products are used towards building council and state infrastructure in the form of road base. Recycled Concrete Products offer a 20mm road base that is suitable for driveways and pathways, adding a natural aesthetic element to your residential or commercial project. Crushed filtration sand is a cornerstone product at Recycled Concrete Products. It’s moisture-wicking and naturally filtering, making it perfect for a range of applications from septic tank installation to water treatment systems and more.
One of the major ways that recycled concrete is more environmentally friendly than virgin aggregate is in the reduction of carbon emissions. The cement industry contributes to an astonishing eight percent of carbon emissions world-wide: a significant impact on our climate. Recycled aggregates, however, contribute 50 percent less CO2 than the process required to create virgin aggregates.
One of the main uses of recycled concrete is in infrastructure. Civil construction projects rely heavily on recycled concrete – whether that’s a road or highway reconstruction, footpaths, bridges, tunnels, or anything else. Many landscaping applications can be completed thanks to recycled concrete. Aggregate mixes like 50/70 are particularly useful for residential and commercial applications like yard drainage systems, allowing rainwater to be successfully diverted and captured. Smaller aggregate mixes can be used for decorative gravel paths.
Cement has been used in construction for thousands of years. It’s the most widely used material in construction, and for good reason. But over the years, our construction processes have adapted to the growing need for recycling and sustainability. That’s where...