3 things you didn’t know about recovery building materials

by | Feb 8, 2021

recovery building materials

The recovery, classification, or recycling of construction materials is an interesting topic that is still innovative.

Many people are unaware that once a project is completed, be it construction, renovation, or demolition, a large number of materials can still be reused once they are recycled since they have good finishes as well as being functional and durable, making them perfect to be included in new projects.

Today, Carolina Custom Homes wants you to know 3 things you may not know about the reuse of waste materials in other stages of construction.


Why recycle and reuse building materials


Nowadays there are programs and projects for the collection, separation, and classification of waste materials in the construction industry. There are definitely many building materials that can be recycled, however, some are simpler to obtain than others for that purpose.

For example, wood is one of the building materials that has plenty of uses, it is subjected to grinding to obtain MDF panels, which have many applications in the construction and remodeling industry. Like steel, it can also be easily recycled, obtaining a large number of objects with a beautiful finish.

Another easy-to-recycle material is concrete, which once hardened, becomes lighter, cheaper, and easier to move from one place to another. There is also glass, plaster, EPS, among others.

The completion of a construction project generates a great amount of waste material which after being recycled can be used again, giving rise to the next 3 important facts:


  1. Numerous new jobs are created: When a construction project is completed, the entire recycling process requires skilled labor to perform this arduous task with precision. It involves the selection, classification, and transformation of surplus or waste materials.


  1. The amount of waste is minimized: this is simply because the recycled material is chosen from all the discarded materials, which obviously reduces the excess of waste, thus contributing to the maximum care of the environment by significantly reducing waste accumulations.


  1. Raw material costs are reduced: this occurs by being able to use recycled materials in good condition that is also capable of providing a good finish at reduced prices. This can truly make a difference when it comes to any construction or remodeling project.



Don’t think it twice and start working on your next construction or remodeling project with recycled materials


If you are thinking of developing a construction or remodeling project, then we can gladly advise you.

We have highly skilled personnel ready for whatever you need.

Contact us and tell us about your idea, at Carolina Custom Homes we’ll do the rest for you.

Mike Goubran

Mike Goubran

Mike Goubran, owner of Carolina Development and Properties, LLC, and its affiliate, Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations, LLC, has been building homes in the Charlotte area for over 20 years. Mike graduated with a degree in Construction Management from East Carolina University and went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from Queens University in Charlotte. He has been a Licensed General Contractor since 1999 and currently holds this designation in both North and South Carolina. Mike is also a Certified Green Professional and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders. Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations is also an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau.

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