Aggregate is concrete, rocks and sediment. Many construction companies recycle aggregate for use on highways as fillers in deep holes and as foundational material for buildings.
Some companies will come on site and recycle the aggregate onsite, and some will recycle the gathered aggregate at their place of business.
The process of recycling involves putting the aggregate into containers to hold them, or onto a conveyer belt where the cement and rocks can be crushed into smaller pieces more suitable for the tasks at hand. Once the desired size is achieved, the recycled aggregate is ready for use.
Who Recycles Aggregate?
A lot of the aggregate comes from concrete companies as they recycle the unused concrete and rock, so recycling is an economical avenue for projects to save money. Much of the aggregate that is recycled by concrete companies has a different size and purpose than the form they were originally before crushing them to a different size.
Why Use Recycled Aggregate or Onsite Crushing?
Recycling has always been a better solution than discarding products, and concrete is a product as well as any other material products available. With the foresight of many in government, very good use of the recycling process has been, and is being, implemented even today. Projects can come from buildings and highways, as well as many residential driveways, gardens, pathways and even consumer items that can use recycled concrete and rocks to create them.
To learn more about our onsite crushing in Capitol Heights and surrounding areas, or recycled aggregate delivery, contact us.