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Recycled Asphalt and Concrete: Everything You Need to Know


Did you know that concrete and asphalt are two of the most recyclable materials in existence? In fact, at Redstone Construction, we’ve built a significant portion of our business on recycled concrete and asphalt.

We’re proud to be the first road contractor in Central Arkansas to fully integrate recycled materials into our everyday products. We’ll use recycled asphalt shingles from the roofs of over 1500 homes in Central Arkansas this year alone, and turn it into pavement for roads, parking lots, and bike trails.

Literally 99 percent of waste concrete and asphalt can be recycled and reused for road base or asphalt paving after processing. When a building is demolished or a roadway removed, we crush it up, remove any steel components, send it to our recycling facility, then reuse the material. This enables us to keep over 3,000 dump truck loads of waste concrete and asphalt out of area landfills.

Want to know just how much of an impact recycling has? Here are some of the ways we use recycled material:

    • Up to 40% recycled asphalt materials in new asphalt
    • Up to 5% recycled shingles in new asphalt
    • Up to 99% recycled base in road bed materials
    • We can produce warm mix asphalt that requires 14% less fuel and emissions
    • Soy diesel can be used for heating
    • 100% recycled materials in erosion control check dams and construction tracking pads
    • 100% recycled materials in pipe bedding and drainage materials

We’ve long known that recycling is good for the planet. But when you consider how good recycling also is for business, it makes you wonder why everyone isn’t taking advantage of the numerous benefits of recycling!

For your next construction project, call Redstone Construction at (501) 374-1557 or click here to contact us online. Because at Redstone, we’re not just good for the planet, we’re also good for business.