While all our aggregate and concrete products offer green advantages, a few products stick out:
Because pervious concrete allows water to flow right through it into the soil, it eliminates runoff and the need for other stormwater management measures such as retention ponds, swales and storm sewers. This allows for more efficient land use, and space is preserved or made available for parking, green space, homes and other uses. Not to mention, pervious concrete allows more air and water to reach deep tree roots. If that isn’t enough to convince you that pervious concrete is sustainable, it also reflects light and heat, reducing the heat island effect by decreasing ambient temperatures and the need for lighting. Overall, pervious concrete is one of the best stormwater management practices recommended by the EPA and other geotechnical engineers across the country. To learn more about Chaney’s very own brand of time-tested pervious concrete, Drain-crete, visit our product page. We’ve been using pervious concrete for almost 2 decades and we’re confident we’ve formulated the perfect mix!
Insulated Concrete Forms will not only make your building wind, fire, sound and mold resistant, but ICF buildings also save money because they cut 30—40 % of energy costs. ICF structures use less energy than traditional stick structures because of the thermal mass of concrete. Tenants will also spend less money on HVAC systems, because smaller units can be utilized. Finally, having an ICF structure will often save money on insurance costs, as well as avoiding a complete rebuild when natural disaster strikes.
A pristine concrete parking lot adds value to any property because concrete looks attractive and has a lower life-cycle cost than other paving materials due to less long-term maintenance requirements. In the long run, concrete is a better value, requires only a fraction of the maintenance that other paving materials require, and can last as long as 40-50 years without major maintenance. And with its reflective surface, a concrete parking lot even requires 30% less lighting.
By diverting construction waste from landfills, the use of recycled concrete not only helps protect the environment, but also saves money by reusing material, and avoiding disposal fees.