Footing and Wall Mix
American Concrete Products Recycled
Concrete Footing and Wall Mix is a lower cost alternative to standard foundation mixes. Natural coarse aggregate is
replaced with recycled concrete aggregate that performs as well or is superior to mixes that use virgin
Recycling concrete is a smart and
environmentally conscious choice that saves resources.
Recycled concrete aggregate is produced
onsite at American Concrete Products. We are able to produce recycled aggregate more efficiently than natural
aggregates and are able to pass the savings on to the customer.
Call us today to place your order (517)
or to inquire more about
this innovative new product.
FAQs About Recycled
Q: What are
A: Recycled aggregates are produced from the crushing and sizing of used
construction materials, such as concrete or masonry.
Q: Are these materials as good in concrete as natural aggregates?
A: In many situations, recycled aggregates can produce concrete that is as
strong as concrete made with natural aggregates. However, this will depend on the specified strength of the
concrete, the source of the recycled aggregate, and the mix design of the concrete.
Q: What about concrete durability?
A: Concrete containing
recycled aggregates can provide the same level of durability as regular concrete as long as the concrete is not
directly exposed to severe environments.
Q: Can I use recylced fine aggregates as well
A: Experience has shown that fine recycled materials are difficult to use and
significantly increase the water demand of concrete, leading to low strength concrete.
Q: How does the cost
of virgin aggregates by recycled aggregates can reduce the cost of the concrete by 5%-20% depending on the
Q: What are the benefits of using
recycled aggregates in concrete?
A: Environmental benefits which include reduction of landfill disposal space
and the preservation of natural aggregate resources are a few of the ecological advantages. Recycled aggregates can
be produced at a lower cost than natural coarse aggregate and that relates to a more cost effective choice for the
Q: Do you have a flatwork mix
for driveways or sidewalks?
A: At this time we do not have a recycled mix for flatwork. Concrete mixes that utilize
recycled aggregates are suited more for low or medium strength
applicatons like footings and walls.