Using recycled materials is not only an environmentally responsible practice, but it also helps protect your bottom line.
We hear a lot about recycling, especially in the construction industry. Many builders are more aware these days of the environmental impact of their projects and are actively working to reduce their carbon footprint. Plus, there are economic incentives to using recycled materials in many cases. Tucker Paving supports efforts to reduce the usage of non-renewable resources and reuse discarded materials instead of sending them to a landfill. Recycling asphalt pavement is one example of an effective means of reducing and reusing.
What Makes Pavement Recycling Great?
We all know that there is a limited amount of certain resources on our planet, and once we use them all up, they’re gone for good. Petroleum is a major one of these resources. Asphalt is a petroleum product, so reusing asphalt helps to conserve this valuable commodity. Also, petroleum is prone to price fluctuations. Old asphalt is not. It’s already been paid for once, so the only cost associated with it is the service to tear up and repurpose it.
Recycling asphalt prevents that product from ending up in a landfill, plus it conserves the energy and resources needed to produce new material. Testing has shown that the quality of mixes made with recycled pavement is the same as those made with all new materials. Using recycled asphalt can save your company money while preserving our non-renewable resources and lessening the environmental impact of your project.
When you decide to work with recycled asphalt, you can replace approximately 30-35 percent of the necessary amount of new liquid asphalt and aggregates with the recycled material. This can cut the cost of your asphalt investment by as much as 30-35 percent.
Tucker Paving Recycles Asphalt
At Tucker Paving, we accept clean asphalt debris and sell recycled pavement. Keep your costs low while exhibiting good environmental stewardship by working with Tucker Paving and utilizing high-quality recycled materials.