There are a number of reasons that you might need to dig up concrete on your property, leaving you with slabs of unsightly material. You might be completing some renovations, you might need to replace existing broken slabs, or you might need to dig through concrete in order to get to important pipes or wiring underneath it. No matter what you are doing, the unfortunate reality is that once you have broken up concrete, it cannot be placed back. This leads to large amount of unnecessary concrete, that have to be disposed of properly. There are a number of ways that you can do this, ensuring that your residential or commercial property looks great, with no unwanted waste lying around.
Remove it properly
If you have unwanted concrete on your property, the first step to dealing with this is to dig it up so that it can be disposed of. This is a process that you can easily do yourself if the project is small enough. If your concrete is already damaged and cracked, it will be a lot easier to break it up to get rid of it.
In some cases, it may not be possible to remove unnecessary concrete by yourself. This may be because the concrete is too thick, it is reinforced with steel bars, or there is simply too much of it. In these situations, you should call a professional. There are a number of companies that specialize in concrete removal services, giving you peace of mind knowing that your unnecessary concrete is being taken care of properly and efficiently.
Dispose of it properly
You can always take your concrete to an appropriate landfill site, where it will be sorted and disposed of properly. In most situations, the most environmentally-friendly option is to recycle and the Australian government has stated that there is a high demand for construction materials, including used concrete, which can be repurposed, no matter what condition it is in. In Australia, there are designated concrete recycling plants that reuse unwanted material in the most efficient way possible. Old concrete is broken down and crushed, so it can then be added to gravel, pavement, or new concrete. This helps to reduce the amount of waste that is in landfills, and it also reduces the amount of energy needed to create new construction products. There are concrete disposal sites located all over the state of New South Wales, so you can easily find a location that is convenient for you.
There are a number of waste removal services that you can contact, who will pick up the concrete and dispose of it for you. Alternatively, if you have the means, you can transport it yourself. This is potentially a cheaper option, but it does require more work for you. There are also trailers and skips that can be hired in order to move the concrete to the correct disposal site.
Remove it, don’t destroy it
One of the best ways to deal with unnecessary concrete is to transform it into something else that is of use. In some cases, it may be possible to save relatively large pieces of concrete, by removing them without breaking them. Although the general recycling process for concrete breaks down concrete into rubble, there are also uses for larger pieces too. If you are removing concrete from a residential property to make way for renovations, you might want to consider reusing it as paving stones, a patio, or even planter boxes. Not only will this help you to save some money, but it can add a unique and personal touch to your outdoor living area.
Therefore it’s important to remember that wherever possible, extract concrete carefully, so it can be used again. Although you may only be able to reuse a fraction of the unwanted concrete, it can still make all the difference in your newly-renovated space.
There are other ways to reuse old concrete, that go beyond just repurposing existing slabs. As already mentioned, concrete can be ground down and used to create new construction materials. If you are working on a commercial property or a residential property that is undergoing extensive renovations, it is possible that you can reuse the old concrete by transforming it into a different material that you need, or simply more concrete. Not only does this solve the problem of what to do with unnecessary concrete, but it can also help to reduce the cost of purchasing the construction materials you will need for your project.
Always hire an expert
Fixing or removing concrete may seem easy enough to be able to do on your own, especially if the project is small. Although it may seem tempting and cost-efficient, if something goes wrong, it can become a costly mistake to fix. We recommend always hiring an expert, especially if you have no experience with concrete. If you have excess concrete that you need to get rid of, give Perfect a call. We operate throughout Marrickville, NSW, and are here to help you with all of your concreting needs, whether your job is commercial or residential.
At Perfect we can help you dispose of any unwanted concrete you have on your property. We can safely extract it and remove it, taking it to the appropriate refuse stations. This means that you don’t have to worry about the logistics of transporting such heavy materials, or where to take it. Perfect can also help you to transform unnecessary concrete into different materials that you may need for your construction project. Whether you need unwanted concrete cut into smaller pieces, or transformed entirely, we can help you with that process.
If you want help with getting rid of unnecessary concrete, get in touch with us today. At Perfect, we are happy to offer advice regarding what your options are in terms of removing any unwanted concrete, and a quote for these services.