Important Things to Know About Recycled Concrete

Here at Flesherton Concrete Products, we proudly offer only reliable and high-quality materials to all of our clients. One of the trusted products we offer is recycled concrete. Read on to learn more about what recycled concrete is, how it’s made, how it impacts the environment, and when to use it.

  • What is recycled concrete? Just as you would assume from the word “recycled,” it means there are old materials being used in a new way. The term recycled concrete or recycled aggregates refers to crushed concrete from other construction projects being reused in new building projects.
  • How is it made? Concrete material is gathered from demolition sites of old buildings, bridges, sidewalks, roads, and more. Material that is free of trash and debris is then put into a crushing machine. Crushed chunks are then sorted and crushed again if needed. Next particulates are filtered out using methods such as water flotation or hand picking.
  • How does it impact our environment? The benefits of recycled concrete on our environment are many. First, it reduces the need for new or “virgin aggregates.” This leads to reduced energy consumption. Recycling one ton of cement can save 1,360 gallons of water. It also means less used concrete ends up in our landfills.
  • When should you use recycled concrete? Recycled concrete is perfect for use as a supportive, stabilizing layer in projects that require a solid base. It can also be used for other projects such as a bed foundation for trenches holding utility lines, landscaping ground cover, permeable walkways and driveways, and it’s even used as a material for building new oceanic reef habitats.

Here at Flesherton Concrete Products, we offer affordable and reliable delivery of recycled concrete. Contact us today to learn more.