Whether you own a small-scale construction business or you are the overseer of a huge construction corporation, you will deal with concrete on almost an everyday basis. Concrete is used in processes across the world, whether it is laying foundations for homes and buildings or installing landscaping borders and walkways. Because concrete is used so much, there is a ton of concrete waste involved with construction processes. If you are the owner of a business that deals with concrete on a regular basis, it is well worth it to learn about concrete salvage. Here is a look at a few of the top advantages of concrete salvage for your construction business:
Save on the cost of aggregate and filler materials.
When concrete is salvaged and then reprocessed, it is turned into all kinds of new material, but most often it is turned into some form of aggregate. In the construction business, you can spend a small fortune on backfill aggregate and aggregate for concrete mixtures that you have to have to complete certain types of projects.
By using the repurposed concrete that has been salvaged from previous projects, you are making use of material that you would otherwise have to buy. Most concrete salvage centers will work with you to accept your concrete pieces and then process it into the aggregate or filler material you need for a fair rate. Over time, this alone can yield you a hefty amount of savings on material costs throughout the year for your business.
Lower the amount of waste you send to landfills.
There is no way around it, just about any construction process involves waste and materials that have nowhere to go but the landfill, especially if the project involves any form of demolition. However, if you are removing or replacing concrete slabs, those dumpsters can fill up super fast, which means your business will contribute to massive amounts of concrete waste heading to a local landfill.
Salvaging the concrete is a much more environmentally-friendly thing to do. Instead of going to the dump site, this material will go to a salvage center for processing where it can be turned into all new products. Not only does this help in the landfills, it lowers the level of concrete mining that takes place and even helps reduce pollution because of gravel hauling and heavy equipment used for mining the gravel from a natural source.