Recycled aggregates provide many advantages for those working within the construction industry. They can be by-products from construction that haven’t been used before, or they can be made from reprocessing materials previously used in construction or demolition.
With more and more people choosing sustainable options over less eco-friendly options, recycled aggregates can be an excellent alternative to the conventional choice. So, how exactly can you benefit from recycled aggregates? We take a look at some of the most prominent benefits from their price to the versatility that these materials offer.
What Are Recycled Aggregates?
Before taking a more in-depth look at their benefits, it’s important to understand what recycled aggregates are.
Simply put, aggregates are granular materials that are used in construction work, including the likes of sand, concrete, gravel, brick and stone. Recycled aggregates are exactly the same, but are simply made from the leftover aggregate from demolition and construction sites.
In the past, all of the materials from these sites would have simply been taken to the landfill, but today, as we are more environmentally conscious than ever before, these materials are commonly reused in the construction industry.
Recycled aggregates are often the first choice for many people and one of the main reasons for this is their cost-effectiveness. As you are purchasing a product that is effectively a recycled material, you can stand to save a significant amount of money, as they are less expensive to manufacture.
With the cost of quarried aggregates steadily increasing and the quality of recycled products improving with each passing year, recycled aggregates are now an excellent and cost-effective alternative. This means that contractors and homeowners won’t need to break the bank when it comes to choosing aggregates for any work in the future.
Another factor that makes recycled aggregates so popular is their sustainability. With more emphasis than ever before being placed on protecting and preserving the environment, recycled aggregates offer a great alternative to more harmful construction products.
Harvesting stone in its natural state consumes resources and mechanical processes, as well as producing harmful pollutants as a by-product. When using an aggregate, however, you are using unwanted materials that are given new life; natural materials will not be harvested and there is little to no processing required.
This means that quarries are conserved for the future, and unused materials do not end up in landfills going to waste. In addition to this, recycled aggregates conserve energy and reduce transport emissions, which cuts down on costs for the end user and helps the environment at the same time. You will be able to reduce your carbon footprint and still build a reliable and strong structure utilising recycled aggregates.
Recycled aggregate soils are sturdy and have a long lifespan. Their structure is just as reliable as non-recycled and is more than capable of standing the test of time, so you don’t have to compromise on strength or durability when using them. Your construction project can benefit from these materials, which we at AE Faulks can deliver in single loads from 1 tonne up to 20 tonnes. We can provide you with screened hardcore, 4 inch crushed hardcore, road planning’s, screened topsoil and gug topsoil, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team if you require any of these materials.
Recycled aggregates can be used for a huge range of applications. Whether it’s landscaping projects, home refurbishments, general construction, roads, and earth work, for example, recycled aggregates will provide you with everything you need to accomplish your project to the highest standard.
Depending on the type of project you’re carrying out, recycled aggregates can include the likes of:
- Crushed stone
- Recycled Brick
- Recycled Asphalt
- Recycled Concrete
This versatility and range of materials that are at your disposal makes recycled aggregates suitable for many different projects and uses both commercially and domestically.
You can call our friendly and expert team on 01664 822797 for your aggregate needs and we’ll help you find the right one for your project. Take a look at our areas we cover page to see where we offer our services.