When concrete turns into a solid form, it is nearly impossible to return back to a normal state. This means that when you hire a contractor for concrete breaking on your home or business, there will be a lot of left over debris and stone. Along with allowing the company to take the concrete and recycle it, you can choose to keep some of the leftover concrete for yourself.
Depending on the form that the concrete is crushed down to, there are five different ways you can recycle the stone in your own backyard. Not only are these great projects that will last for years, but they can help give children something to do and teach them about recycling at the same time.
Concrete Garden Decorations
Pieces of concrete are ideal for setting up and decorating a garden. A variety of uses can help supplement a garden and add additional structure.
Add a durable walkway to your backyard. The key to creating the walkway is by finding flat slabs of concrete that are left over. It's fine to gather all different shapes and sizes as long as the pieces are flat.
When planning out the walkway, you will want to set the edges of the walkway using a rope or chalk line. In the walkway, an area should dug out that is about an inch deep. Next, you will line the concrete pieces up as close together. Once in place, the stones can be stepped on or secured with additional soil. As the walkway settles down, it will become flat and level with the ground around it.
Backyard Art Installations
Concrete has a form to create all types of art in your backyard. Multiple types of medium work on the stone and allow you to create all types of creations. Once these art creations are made, they can be set up on their own or as a part of gardens. Consider some of the following ideas when creating the art:
One of the easiest uses for recycled concrete pieces is to build a large fire pit in your yard. Pieces of concrete can help contain and control a fire. The pieces of concrete can be lined in a full circle and should rise at least six inches in all areas. If possible, you can dig a small three inch hole to place the slabs in and make the fireplaces more secure.
Basketball Hoop Weight
If the concrete is crushed into a powder, the powder can still be used in your backyard. If you own a portable basketball hoop, the crushed concrete will act as a weight to keep the hoop balanced.
Using a funnel, slowly pour the concrete into the opening at the base of the hoop. Fill as much of the base as you can and then fill the remaining base with water. The combination will prevent the hoop from falling over during normal play or windy days.Share
15 January 2015
Welcome to my site, my name is Hugo Ciela. I'd like to talk to you about hand tools used by contractors of all kinds. Although air and power tools frequently make jobs easier, and sometimes even more enjoyable, hand tools have not lost their place in this industry. Many jobs cannot be completed without a hand tool or two due to their versatility and precision. Contractors of all types, ranging from roofers to foundation specialists, keep a plethora of hand tools in their worksite kit. I will discuss the types of hand tools you might see in those kits. I will also explore all of the different ways they can be used. Please stick around to learn more information about contractor's hand tools.