Creative Uses for Recycled Crushed Concrete

There are so many uses for crushed concrete on both a major and minor scale. When it comes to property improvements, you can either make gigantic landscaping additions on a commercial property with thousands of pounds of gravel, or you can outline a small patio in your backyard.

Crushed concrete is usually made from entirely recycled materials, which makes it a much more environmentally friendly option than other forms of landscape supply material. It’s up to you to decide how you want to improve your landscape and implement the various uses for crushed concrete, but we have some suggestions. Here are some of the most creative uses for recycled crushed concrete:

Crushed concrete walkway paths

Placing crushed concrete down on any part of your property can be great for aesthetic purposes. A plain yard can look fine, but adding a few paths and walkways outlined with crushed gravel materials can really give your property an enhanced look.

Property drainage

Recycled concrete is great for alternative forms of drainage. You can dig a trench around the area of your property that accumulates the most water and fill it with broken-up concrete pieces to enhance drainage. It’s best to surround the crushed concrete with some PVC drainage pipe. Additionally, you should cover the PVC piping with more concrete and replace the soil after the drainage process has completed.

Raised garden beds

Another great way to improve either a front yard or a company landscape is to use crushed concrete to outline a raised garden bed. There are two types of mulch, organic and inorganic, but beneath your mulch it’s important to put down a base layer of gravel. Crushed concrete made from recycled materials is a great option. Simply use the crushed materials to raise the garden area a few inches, cover with mulch, plant some flowers or shrubs, and your property will look better than ever before. In addition to the appearance boost, raising your garden can also improve germination and provide soil benefits as well.

Whether you’re improving your commercial business’s landscape or giving your home some nice outdoor fixtures, crushed concrete can work great for landscaping additions. If you want to learn more about our Tampa landscaping supplies or additional creative uses for crushed concrete, contact Southern Landscaping Materials today!