With society becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, members of the construction and building industry also need to start thinking “green.” In addition to our ready mix concrete services, A-1 Ready Mix Concrete is leading the way by helping home and business owners in the San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland areas turn old concrete into an eco-friendly building material. Here’s a look at how concrete recycling can help us manage landfill growth and reduce unnecessary quarrying.
When old concrete is torn up and replaced, it is usually dumped in landfills throughout the Bay Area, where it becomes mixed with other garbage and can stay intact for decades. In addition to adding unnecessary mass to San Francisco’s landfills and dumps, this disposal method also wastes perfectly good concrete. Although it may not be aesthetically pleasing, your old concrete driveway, slab, steps, or foundation is still very strong and durable, making it a great material for use in other applications.
A-1 Ready Mix Concrete helps to eliminate this unnecessary landfill buildup and waste by providing concrete recycling services throughout San Francisco. This process takes old, unwanted concrete and turns it into a useful and functional building material that can be reused. The resulting aggregate is much easier to transport, and is often less expensive than comparable materials.
Crushed concrete serves as a perfect base layer for paving, landscaping, flowerbeds, ready mix concrete additives, pipe bedding, sand, construction fill, and much more. It’s also been approved by national construction organizations like ASTM and AASHTO, and meets or exceeds all state and federal specifications. Utilizing recycled concrete can help to dramatically reduce the need for new mineral and rock quarrying, and improve the efficiency with which landfills are managed throughout the San Francisco area.
Learn more about our concrete recycling services by contacting A-1 Ready Mix Concrete today at (877) 398-8736. We’re the Bay Area’s leading provider of ready mix concrete, and also provide professional concrete recycling.