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The Importance Of Concrete Recycling

One of the best ways to reduce demolition and construction waste is through concrete recycling. Concrete is one of the most consumed materials today. For that reason, it can be found in just about every landfill in the country. By recycling concrete, you won’t need to pay as much to dispose of the waste, and it allows you to repurpose it for other construction-related projects. Here are a few more benefits of concrete recycling and why it is necessary in the world today.  How Concrete Is Recycled At a demolition site, chunks of concrete are gathered and sorted by size. Once complete, these pieces are placed into a crushing machine. It is important that the concrete chunks do not contain any trash or other forms of debris in it (paper, wood, etc.). In many cases, the bigger pieces of concrete need to be placed through the machine more than once in order to fully break them down. After the machine has done its job, any contaminants that don’t belong are picked out from the mixture. This can be done by hand or floating the bits in water.  The Benefits  -Reduces the amount of space taken in landfills from concrete debris  -Lessened freight costs due to lighter weights  -No more need for gravel mining  -Recycled concrete is a cheaper form of aggregate -Reduces pollution brought on from transporting concrete materials The Uses Recycled concrete has a variety of uses. It is commonly used for aggregate base course or road base. This is used to build new roads, as well as make repairs. Next, recycled concrete is frequently used for pipe bedding and soil stabilization. Some people even use recycled concrete for landscaping efforts. It can be used for water features, rock walls, and erosion structures.   ABOUT RELIABLE CONTRACTING Reliable is dedicated to delivering quality products, displaying professionalism within the firm, seeking new opportunities for expansion and profitability, and providing an environment for individual success. If you have a commercial or residential construction project that you need taken care of, please contact Anne Arundel County’s largest site-work contractor today by calling 410-987-0313 or visiting our website. You can also follow Reliable Contracting on Facebook,Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter! Reliable Contracting Company serves the following and surrounding counties: Annapolis, Queen Anne’s, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Howard, Prince George, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Washington D.C.

Concrete recycling is good for the environment!

One of the best ways to reduce demolition and construction waste is through concrete recycling. Concrete is one of the most consumed materials today. For that reason, it can be found in just about every landfill in the country. By recycling concrete, you won’t need to pay as much to dispose of the waste, and it allows you to repurpose it for other construction-related projects. Here are a few more benefits of concrete recycling and why it is necessary in the world today.

How Concrete Is Recycled

At a demolition site, chunks of concrete are gathered and sorted by size. Once complete, these pieces are placed into a crushing machine. It is important that the concrete chunks do not contain any trash or other forms of debris in it (paper, wood, etc.). In many cases, the bigger pieces of concrete need to be placed through the machine more than once in order to fully break them down. After the machine has done its job, any contaminants that don’t belong are picked out from the mixture. This can be done by hand or floating the bits in water.

The Benefits

-Reduces the amount of space taken in landfills from concrete debris

-Lessened freight costs due to lighter weights

-No more need for gravel mining

-Recycled concrete is a cheaper form of aggregate

-Reduces pollution brought on from transporting concrete materials

The Uses

Recycled concrete has a variety of uses. It is commonly used for aggregate base course or road base. This is used to build new roads, as well as make repairs. Next, recycled concrete is frequently used for pipe bedding and soil stabilization. Some people even use recycled concrete for landscaping efforts. It can be used for water features, rock walls, and erosion structures.

ABOUT RELIABLE CONTRACTING

Reliable is dedicated to delivering quality products, displaying professionalism within the firm, seeking new opportunities for expansion and profitability, and providing an environment for individual success. If you have a commercial or residential construction project that you need taken care of, please contact Anne Arundel County’s largest site-work contractor today by calling 410-987-0313 or visiting our website. You can also follow Reliable Contracting on Facebook,Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter!

Reliable Contracting Company serves the following and surrounding counties: Annapolis, Queen

Anne’s, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Howard, Prince George, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Washington D.C.

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Serving Maryland's Commercial & Residential Builders & Developers Since 1928 Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. maintains a reputation as a leader in the construction industry. Our clientele includes builders, developers, individuals and government agencies. With projects ranging in cost from $10,000 to over $10 million, Reliable can be seen working on Maryland's roads, highways, airports, office parks, shopping centers, hospitals, churches, and residential neighborhoods earning our reputation by providing clients with consistent quality and dedication to their projects. Reliable Contracting Co., Inc. is a Proud Member of the following organizations: Associated Builders and Contractors, Chesapeake Chapter - www.abc-chesapeake.org Maryland Asphalt Association - www.mdasphalt.org Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association - www.mtbma.org National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) - www.asphaltpavement.org West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce - www.waaccc.org Leadership Anne Arundel - www.leadershipaa.org National Federation of Independent Business - www.nfib.com U.S. Chamber of Commerce - www.uschamber.com Homebuilders Association of MD - www.homebuilders.org
2410 Evergreen Road
Gambrills
MD
21054
USA
Serving Maryland's Commercial & Residential Builders & Developers Since 1928 Introduction Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. maintains a reputation as a leader in the construction industry. Our clientele includes builders, developers, individuals and government agencies. With projects ranging in cost from $10,000 to over $10 million, Reliable can be seen working on Maryland's roads, highways, airports, office parks, shopping centers, hospitals, churches, and residential neighborhoods earning our reputation by providing clients with consistent quality and dedication to their projects.
2410 Evergreen Road, Suite 200
Gambrills
MD
21054
USA