Sustainability

A Core Commitment to Sustainability

F&F Concrete is committed to environmental sustainability.

One of the biggest environmental concerns for concrete producers is the disposal of waste from ready mix concrete. Most traditional disposal systems are no longer environmentally acceptable.

As an environmentally conscious concrete producer, F&F uses the Enviroport Concrete Reclamation System, which recycles 100% of our aggregates and grey water.

Not only does this system recycle unused concrete material, it also eliminates the need for a wash-out pit. With Enviroport, we’re exceeding EPA regulations and environmental compliance in the State of Connecticut.

Concrete is being increasingly recognized for its environmental benefits — from production to construction and disposal. As a supplement to cement, we often use other cementitious materials to improve workability of fresh concrete and reduce water demand, shrinkage, and permeability of the finished product.

Materials such as fly ash, ground granulated blast-furnace slag, and silica fume also reduce the amount of cement content used, which results in a reduction in CO2 emissions.

Why choose concrete for sustainable development? Here are some of the benefits:

  • Reduced CO2 emissions – The use of recycled materials in concrete admixtures reduces greenhouse gases, frees up landfill space, and reduces raw material consumption.
  • Improved Recyclability – After a concrete structure has served its intended purpose, the concrete supply can be crushed and recycled into aggregate for use in new concrete or as road base.
  • Improved Energy Efficiency – Buildings constructed of ready mix concrete have a unique energy-saving advantage because of their inherent thermal mass.
  • Increased Durability – Concrete structures offer significant strength over other building materials.

Now on its third generation of ownership, F&F still has a commitment to innovation in sustainable materials and practices.

To learn more about concrete as an environmentally sustainable material, call our team today at 860-628-9674.

 

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