How To Uses Benefits Recycled Concrete Projects

How To Uses Benefits Recycled Concrete Projects

Concrete Crushing Onsite Recycling Baltimore Maryland

With so many regulations, scheduling needs, and labor demands, concrete recycling isn’t usually at the top of a business’s to-do list. However, when it comes to the need to dispose of concrete waste from your work site, concrete recycling in Baltimore can make the daunting removal process much more efficient.

There’s A Benefit to Repurposing Verses Removal of Excess Concrete 

Did you know that, following water, concrete is the most consumed material on job sites, according to the Cement Sustainability Initiative? Thus, finding a way to repurpose the excess concrete verses getting it to a landfill offers construction businesses a number of operating cost benefits.

Recycled concrete, for example, can reduce the material costs and transportation costs because of its much lighter weight per volume than other comparable materials, according to the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA).

Businesses who use concrete recycling in Baltimore can also tout an environmentally friendly strategy since it keeps waste out of landfills, reduces gravel mining, and cuts transportation pollution in trucking materials to and from worksites. According to the CDRA, over 4,300 acres of landfill space was spared by recycling 583 million tons of concrete and other materials.

How to Recycle Concrete 

Uncontaminated concrete that’s free of all debris and outside materials like paper or metals can be sorted by size and placed into a crushing machine. Larger chunks may need a second pass through the crusher. A second filtration inspection by hand or via water flotation should be made to ensure no debris particles slipped through the initial inspection.

Once clean, the recycled concrete is ready to be used for such purposes like aggregate fill material. ReAgg offers onsite concrete crushing services in Baltimore, Maryland and can haul off any unwanted concrete for recycling.

Uses for Recycled Concrete 

Recycled concrete can be used for:

1. Pavement and Construction Road Projects

It’s a relatively new market application, but recycled concrete can serve as a substitute for aggregate in new asphalt pavement for both residential and commercial slabs, foundations, sidewalks, curbs, alleyways, and streets.

2. Stabilization of Soil 

In order to enhance a subgrade’s load baring capacity, recycled concrete can be added to marginal quality subgrade material to change the water susceptibility of subgrade and better stabilize the subgrade/soil.

3. Pipe Bedding 

When laying underground utilities, recycled concrete can replace new aggregate as a bed stabilizer and firm foundational base.

4. Landscaping 

From concrete rubble formations, stacked wall and retainment wall formations, abutment for underpass structures, to a component in water features, recycled concrete can add supportive, architectural, and aesthetic uses in commercial and residential landscaping.

Get A Free Recycled Concrete Project Quote Today 

Of course, these are just a few of the potential applications for concrete recycling in Baltimore. Have a project you’d like to help you with? Contact ReAgg today to discuss our onsite crushing services, hauling or delivery. Call us at (301) 336-6700 or toll free at (888) 554-1503 for service in and around Baltimore, Maryland.

ReAgg is a leading construction aggregate supplier committed to providing quality products and services throughout Suburban Maryland, Northern Virginia, Washington, DC and the Baltimore Metropolitan areas. In addition to a full line of aggregate products, ReAgg offers top-rated fill materials, sand, gravel, topsoil, millings, cold patch, mulch, salt, lime, erosion control and hardscape stone. All are available for pickup or delivery. Our modern fleet of trucks and state-of-the-art, computerized dispatch system ensures prompt delivery for critical project schedules. We offer on-site crushing and screening of materials with equipment ranging from portable crushers, conveyors and screening plants to backhoes, loaders and a full complement of breaking equipment. We also have a large fleet of dump trucks, flat beds, lowboys, water trucks and flusher trucks, all available for manned rental or contract hauling. We have disposal sites for broken concrete, demolition materials, dirt, rock, asphalt, contaminated and unsuitable soils. For a quote on your residential, construction, commercial, government, or industrial project, call us today at (301) 336-6700 or toll free at 1-(888)-554-1503.