Over the last couple of weeks, we have encouraged concrete recycling and reuse of aggregates. That’s because they save you money, are much better for the environment, and are extremely versatile… but are there any downsides?
Concrete aggregates are usually equal in strength and reliability when compared to new concrete, but you do have to consider the source, as not all aggregates are necessarily made the same. For example, an individual who is selling aggregates on Craigslist may not be the best option for you. While extremely low pricing can be enticing, it is not worth sacrificing on quality.
Another potential negative is that not everyone finds crushed aggregates visually appealing. You won’t have as many sizes and colors to choose from, so for a decorative project, recycled may not be the answer. However, even in these situations, you can use recycled aggregates as part of the foundation and lower your costs that way.
So, are recycled concrete aggregates worth it? Absolutely! We still favor recycled aggregates because the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks and we know the important role they play in many different circumstances. That’s why we are dedicated to providing the highest quality products for the lowest prices.
If you would like to learn more about concrete recycling or purchasing aggregates, feel free to stop by or contact us for more information today!