Can Recycled Concrete be Re-Purposed for Sustainable Building?
Anyone interested in sustainable building materials needs to look at using broken, recyled concrete called “urbanite” for patios, walkways, planter beds, fire pits, fireplaces, retaining walls and other outdoor structures.
Why Use Urbanite in Your Landscpae?
- It’s a free material.
- It’s recycled.
- There’s no mining involved.
- It’s versatile.
- Sustainable. It lasts.
What Can It be Used For?
Urbanite can be used to create a patio or walkway that looks similar to flagstone. Some recycled concrete enthusiasts have even stained the broken pieces with environmentally friendly products for an added decorative appeal.
The spaces between the recycled/re-used concrete pieces can be filled with sand or gravel, or you can plant ground cover that will grow nicely between them. The installation process is similar to installing stone or pavers. Do your research before embarking on an urbanite patio or walkway project.
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