Crushed Concrete Base

Crushed Concrete Base

Crushed Concrete Base

 

Also known as Reclaimed Concrete Material, Recycled Concrete Aggregate, Flex Base, or Road Base; Crushed Concrete Base is comprised of crushed concrete, dirt and stone dust—approximately 1 ½” rocks, down to fines—and can vary in color depending on the concrete source. Industrial crushing equipment is used to break up old, recycled concrete from demolition sites, parking lots, roads, etc., then the smaller pieces are run through an impactor and screened to remove any foreign objects or debris. The resulting Crushed Concrete Base is environmentally friendly and can be used in a wide variety of commercial and personal projects. 

 

Before the popularity of recycling, old concrete was typically transported to landfills for disposal. However, after its use in the widening of Route 66 from two lanes to four in the late 1940s, Crushed Concrete Base became a viable alternative to mineral base materials. The 1970s brought another push towards environmental protection and sustainability, allowing the use of Crushed Concrete Base to permanently reduce the amount of discarded concrete in overflowing landfills. 

 

When compacted, Crushed Concrete Base is lighter than traditional mineral aggregates, giving it a lower weight/cost ratio and making it the preferred, cost-saving choice for homeowners and contractors alike.  

 

Pros of Crushed Concrete Base:

  • Affordability
  • Sustainability
  • Availability
  • Durability
  • Strength

 

Applications:

  • Temporary Roads
  • Construction Staging Areas
  • Drilling Pads
  • Drainage Fill
  • Flexible Paving Base

 

Not sure if Crushed Concrete Base is the right material for you? We offer a variety of materials to meet your aggregate needs. Contact our knowledgeable sales team today to discuss your next project! 

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