Type 1 Crushed Concrete Aggregate
Farwell's Type 1 crushed concrete
This is a recycled material comprising of mainly concrete crushed to 50mm approx. Type 1 recycled concrete aggregate is ideal for sub base fill to create a good firm base for drives and hard standings. It is also suitable for oversite fill for concrete floors.
Supplying Type 1 Crushed Concrete Across Hampshire & Dorset
What is crushed concrete?
As we all become more environmentally aware, we seek out new and innovative ways to cut down on waste. In the construction industry, when concrete is no longer required this non-biodegradable aggregate generally ends up in a landfill site. Now, however, there is an alternative to this unsustainable and inefficient process –recycled concrete!
Crushed concrete is often referred to as recycled concrete as this aggregate is made up of asphalt debris from other construction projects. Although it is eco-friendly and characterised as a “green construction” material, crushed concrete is by no means a sub-standard resource.
Cost efficient and durable it can be used for a multitude of building purposes including pathways, driveways and patios.
How much is crushed concrete?
The process for producing crushed concrete requires less resources, transportation and processes, which in turn makes it a more affordable construction material than many other aggregates.
On average the cost of crushed concrete is 2 to 3 times cheaper than gravel. At Farwell’s, we are a supplier of top quality crushed concrete aggregate and can sell it on at a competitive price.
What do you use it for?
Crushed concrete is a multifunctional material that has a relatively long lifespan making it good for a number of different applications. These include:
- Land-filling tasks – like laying the foundations of a new home or extending the ground floor of your property
- Raised garden beds
- Or to create a retaining wall
How much does a yard cover?
In the construction industry, most materials are measured in cubic yards. The same applies to crushed concrete.
Rather than guesstimate how much crushed concrete you may require, the best way to work it out is by multiplying the length (in feet), by the width (in feet), by the height (in feet) and then dividing it by 27. This will tell you how many cubic yards of crushed concrete you need for your building project.
Does it make a good driveway?
Crushed concrete is often used as a base for driveways as it is much more cost-effective in comparison to laying a gravel, asphalt or regular concrete driveways.
What your save on driveway materials from using crushed concrete, you can spend on decorative surfacing. Plus, you can feel good, knowing that you are doing your bit to help the environment.
Suppliers of crushed concrete
There are many types of crushed concretes available and our expert team are on hand to guide you towards the best material for your building project. So, if you are looking for a cost-effective, sustainable way to pave your driveway or pathway, then visit us at G Farwell Ltd for a competitive price.