How Recycling Can Be a Part of Your Next Project
As a leading provider of excavation, concrete, and road paving in Arkansas for many years, it’s a little overwhelming to think of how many old roads, parking lots, sidewalks that we’ve removed to make room for new ones. But we’re very proud of our work, which you can find throughout the state of Arkansas, and we’re equally proud to be the first road contractor in Central Arkansas to fully integrate recycled materials into our everyday products.
At Redstone, sustainability is one of our top priorities, and we’re able to recycle 99% of the concrete and asphalt waste we generate and repurpose it for new projects. We also incorporate the principles of the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) program, which is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. When we recycle and repurpose building materials, we save our clients’ money, and keep over 3,000 dump truck loads of waste out of our landfills every year. Here are a few of the ways that we use recycled materials in new construction:
Recycled Asphalt – Our asphalt products include up to 5% recycled shingles, and up to 20% recycled asphalt materials. We recycle shingles from countless homes in central Arkansas every year to create asphalt base. Our warm mix asphalt can be heated with eco-friendly soy diesel fuel, which significantly reduces fuel consumption and emissions.
Recycled Concrete – When we remove old concrete from a job site, we can separate the concrete from the steel and rebar and send it to our local recycling facility. Once the concrete is crushed and ground to a fine consistency, it can be used for a variety of purposes including road base and new concrete. And since we save on the cost of mining the materials, we’re able to save our clients’ money!
At Redstone, we’re proud to take the lead in helping our clients reduce their carbon footprint by offering clean and sustainable practices on all projects. Recycling saves money and resources, and has a positive impact on environment. Contact us today at this link for a free estimate on your next project, or give us a call at (501) 374-1557 if you have any questions!