Sustainability/Environmental


CONCRETE IS A SUSTAINABLE & ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE PRODUCT THAT IS IDEAL FOR PAVING
It is recyclable, reduces heat island impacts, and is an incredibly safe paving surface.  Click icon to view a summary PDF.

Locally Sourced Raw Materials

Locally Sourced Raw Materials

Concrete uses locally sourced raw materials. Concrete pavement is not dependent on foreign petroleum-based products such as oil derivatives. Concrete production supports the local economy.

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Safety/Road Workers

Safety/Road Workers

With durable concrete roads, there are fewer repair cycles which means road workers aren’t put at as much risk doing repairs while traffic races by.

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Reduces Smog/Helps Ozone

Reduces Smog/Helps Ozone

Innovative and environmentally friendly photocatalytic concrete helps reduce smog and clean the atmosphere.

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Lower Energy For Construction

Lower Energy For Construction

Concrete produces a smaller environmental footprint than other pavements by using less energy during construction due to fewer construction vehicles and passes.

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Non-Petroleum Based

Non-Petroleum Based

Concrete is not petroleum based. There is no odor or fumes when concrete pavement is placed.

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Reduces Congestion

Reduced Congestion

When you build with longevity in mind using concrete, you’ll create less congestion over the life of a road.

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Safety/Braking Distance

Safety/Braking Distance

Concrete pavements with their engineered textures are safer than other paving systems. Shorter braking distances in wet or dry conditions is one of the benefits.

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100% Recyclable

100% Recyclable

Concrete is 100% recyclable and often re-used on the same project site. Concrete can be reused as base material, new concrete, granular fill, and for carbon sequestering.

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Heat Island Reduction

Heat Island Reduction

Concrete reflects more sunlight and absorbs less heat than asphalt, making it ideal for use in cities and towns.

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Safety/Light Reflectivity

Safety/Light Reflectivity

Concrete has superior light reflectance compared to other paving materials. Better light reflectance means improved safety, especially at night.

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Carbon Dioxide Absorption

Carbon Dioxide Absorption

As concrete ages it absorbs carbon dioxide, helping to reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. This hidden benefit is called carbonation.

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Increased Fuel Efficiency

Increased Fuel Efficiency

Concrete increases fuel efficiency by 3-7% for semi-trucks (saving about 40 gallons for every 1000 miles driven).

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