At Burlington Aggregates we pride ourselves on our complete knowledge and understanding of all things concrete, including recycled concrete. This knowledge covers everything from how it is produced to how different components influence the finished product, to any improvements or new innovations in the industry.
Over the past few years something that has gained popularity is using concrete which has been recycled rather than producing fresh concrete for various projects. Our Burlington Aggregates team is offering recycled concrete and we’re encouraging you to consider using it for your next project. Here’s a quick glance at some of the advantages to using this concrete:
The use of this type of concrete will save you money on the material costs. Since recycled concrete is less costly to make, for a fraction of the cost, you will be able to gather a decent amount. This frees up more budget to spend on the other elements of your project.
Some people may have doubts about recycled concrete, by thinking it might not be as reliable as new concrete and assuming the recycling process will somehow weaken the resulting material. However, Burlington Aggregates can assure you that concrete of this form is just as robust and structurally sound as new aggregate materials. Recycled concrete allows you the opportunity to be able to protect the environment without losing the strength or the structural integrity of concrete used in your projects.
The production of new concrete has a high energy cost, and results in natural stone deposits depleting over time. On the other hand, recycling concrete leaves these deposits intact and needs very little processing. The use of this type of concrete also gives new life to waste that would otherwise simply take up landfill space.
If you would like to learn more about concrete which has been recycled and how the material compares to newly produced concrete, please contact our Burlington Aggregates team. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you might have.