What is Crushed Concrete or Recycled Concrete
Crushed concrete is also called Recycled Concrete / Concrete Aggregate. This size of crushed concrete is 63 mm. Crushed Concrete Meet the City of Edmonton’s specification for 3-63mm granular base. It is made up of concrete/asphalt debris from demolished construction projects that can be crushed into smaller size and reused to create driveways, pathways, flower beds, kitchen beds, garden beds, patio, retaining wall and more. When any existing concrete building, road, sidewalk, parking lot or foundation is demolished, that waste concrete is usually deposited in a landfill. Concrete is non bio-degradable and would not decompose. The waste leftover concrete is crushed down to specific sizes, cleaned so that unwanted debris is removed from the mixture, and reused as a solution to a number of construction and landscaping projects. This environmentally friendly product is made from 100% recycled materials. As this product is biproduct of Concrete / asphalt debris, it is not possible to get unwanted material removed from this.
Where can I use Crushed Concrete?
Crushed concrete can be used in a variety of different project. It is used by homeowners, contractors and landscapers as a useful material for general problem solving like creating a base for a driveways, pathways, flower beds, kitchen garden beds, patio, retaining wall or more.
Instead of using Road Crush/Gravel, Recycled or Crushed Concrete can be used to create raised Patio.
Walkways / Pathways
Recycled or Crushed Concrete can be used to create beautiful walkways in your home or commercial landscaping.
Raised Kitchen Garden / Flower Beds
Raised Kitchen Garden /Flower beds provide many benefits such as improving drainage and warmer soil. These benefits allow for faster growth in the spring. Crushed concrete laid in layers is the perfect base for creating a raised garden bed.
Smaller broken up crushed concrete is a great and cheaper drainage alternative to gravel.
The typical composition of our recycled concrete aggregate is:
- 65% concrete
- 25% asphalt
- 10% other materials (soil cement, brick, granular materials and other aggregate recyclable material
- Cost effective: less expensive than natural material
- Environmentally friendly: requires less energy to produce than extracting and crushing natural material, and keeps material out of landfill
- Versatile: can be used for a variety of applications, including commercial construction and home improvement projects
- Durable: as safe and durable as natural material