Like it or not, the appearance of your commercial landscape impacts the general impression your customers will have of your business. Hence, you're better off making sure your commercial landscape looks professional. One of the projects you can undertake to boost the appearance of your commercial landscape is concrete kerbing. Concrete kerbing offers so many important benefits to commercial clients, including durability, cost efficiency, low maintenance, aesthetic patterns and a professional look every business needs to thrive. Because several businesses are primarily concerned with boosting their bottom line, they usually oblivious to the environmental benefits associated with commercial concrete kerbing.
Here is a rundown of some ways in which commercial concrete kerbing is good for the environment.
Reduces demand for new kerbing
Concrete is one of the most durable kerbing materials available on the landscaping market today. Concrete kerbing can hold out against the abuses of normal use for years and years, without demanding for costly maintenance. What this means is that there will be little to zero demand for new concrete for the entire lifespan of the concrete kerbing. The reduced demand for concrete results in less demand for sand, cement and other raw materials used to install concrete kerbing. This, in turn, reduces activities like sand dredging and mining of limestone, clay, gypsum and other materials required to manufacture cement. A reduction of these disruptive activities helps protect our land and water resources.
In any case, Planet Earth is abundantly endowed with sand, limestone, clay, shale, gypsum and other materials required to make concrete. This implies that the environmental impact is less deleterious when kerbing with concrete compared to when kerbing with alternative materials, such as wood, which may need to sourced from precious tree resources.
Has great reuse value
While concrete kerbing lasts for a very long time, it does not have a limitless lifespan. Several years down the line, when its lifespan has come to an end, it will need to be removed and replaced. But unlike some non-recyclable landscaping materials, old concrete kerbing will not be sent to the landfills. Instead, it can be taken to a waste recycling plant that accepts concrete waste so that the waste can be crushed and repurposed. Crushed concrete can, for example, be used as gravel for laying the foundation of a new driveway. Hence, concrete kerbing can be given a new breathe of life upon completing its current mandate.
Talk with a commercial kerbing company for more information about the different types of kerbing and their benefits.Share