Sustainability in Action
At least 100 million tons of concrete and another 100 million tons of asphalt are recovered each year in America as roads, bridges and other structures are repaired or replaced. Most of it is recycled for subsequent use, but far too much of it (perhaps 20 percent) simply goes into landfills.
Recycled aggregate material derives from building demolitions, road construction and repair, and other construction projects. By tapping this source for your home, you can do your part for the environment. At the same time, you can also save money, since aggregate material costs 40-50 percent less than virgin materials.