Order Online Now! Calculator

MAKING CONCRETE A SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MATERIAL?

(888) 237-2746 Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo, MI’s Concrete is a friend of the environment in all stages of its life span, from raw material production to demolition, making it a natural choice for sustainable home construction. Here are some of the reasons why, according to the Portland Cement Association and the Environmental Council of Concrete Organizations:

Image result for cement truck

Resource efficiency. The predominant raw material for the cement in concrete is limestone, the most abundant mineral on earth. Concrete can also be made with fly ash, slag cement, and silica fume, all waste byproducts from power plants, steel mills, and other manufacturing facilities.

Durability. Concrete builds durable, long-lasting structures that will not rust, rot, or burn. Life spans for concrete building products can be double or triple those of other common building materials.

Thermal mass. Homes built with concrete walls, foundations, and floors are highly energy efficient because they take advantage of concretes inherent thermal massor ability to absorb and retain heat. This means homeowners can significantly cut their heating and cooling bills and install smaller-capacity HVAC equipment.

Reactivity. Concrete minimizes the effects that produce urban heat islands. Light-colored concrete pavements and roofs absorb less heat and reflect more solar radiation than dark-colored materials, such as asphalt, reducing air conditioning demands in the summer.

Ability to retain storm water. Paved surfaces tend to be impervious and can block natural water infiltration into the soil. This creates an imbalance in the natural ecosystem and leads to problems such as erosion, flash floods, water table depletion, and pollution. Pervious concrete is a special type of structural concrete with a sponge-like network of voids that water passes through readily. When used for driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, and other pavements, pervious concrete can help to retain stormwater runoff and replenish local water supplies.

Minimal waste. Concrete can be produced in the quantities needed for each project, reducing waste. After a concrete structure has served its original purpose, the concrete can be crushed and recycled into aggregate for use in new concrete pavements or as backfill or road base.

Hempcrete.
Construction block made from hempcrete
Hempcrete or Hemplime is bio-composite material, a mixture of hemp hurds (shives) and lime (possibly including natural hydraulic lime, sand, pozzolans) used as a material for construction and insulation. It is marketed under names like Hempcrete, Canobiote, Canosmose, and Isochanvre. Hempcrete is easier to work with than traditional lime mixes and acts as an insulator and moisture regulator. It lacks the brittleness of concrete and consequently does not need expansion joints. The result is a lightweight insulating material ideal for most climates as it combines insulation and thermal mass.

Hempcrete has been used in France since the early 1990’s to construct non-weight bearing insulating infill walls, as hempcrete does not have the requisite strength for constructing foundation and is instead supported by the frame. France continues to be an avid user of hempcrete; it is growing in popularity annually.

Like other plant products, hemp absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows, retaining the carbon and releasing the oxygen. Theoretically 165 kg of carbon can be absorbed and locked up by 1 m3 of hempcrete wall during manufacture.

The typical compressive strength is around 1 MPa, around 1/20 that of residential grade concrete. It is a low density material and resistant to cracking under movement, thus making it highly suitable for use in earthquake, (888) 237-2746 Kalamazoo, MI

Concrete Blocks - Building Materials from National Site Materials 888-237-2746

Nine Largest Cement Providers In United States

1 Oldcastle Inc. | Kalamazoo. 2 Cemex Inc. | Houston. 3 Lafarge North America | Herndon, Va. 4 HeidelbergCement | Allentown, Pa. 5 Holcim Inc. 6 Vulcan Materials Co. 7 Colas S.A. | Roseland, N.J. 8 Martin Marietta Materials | Raleigh, N.C.  9. National Site Materials \ Kalamazoo, MI. (888) 237-2746 Kalamazoo, MI

Rebar - Building Materials from National Site Materials 888-237-2746

Kalamazoo, MI Local Cement Providers

National Site Materials of Kalamazoo, MI www.Kalamazoositematerials.com

6375 E K Ave

Kalamazoo, MI KalamazooMI
@NationalSiteMaterials.com
49048

We encourage you to compare our prices to any of these Kalamazoo, MI Redi Mix Suppliers!

High Grade Materials Co
No reviews · Ready mix concrete supplier
Kalamazoo, MI
(269) 349-8222
Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Consumers Concrete
4.3 (32) · Ready mix concrete supplier
Kalamazoo, MI
(269) 342-5938
Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Consumers Concrete – Kalamazoo Block Plant
4.0 (1) · Concrete product supplier
Kalamazoo, MI
(269) 384-0977
Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Peterman Concrete
4.3 (6) · Ready mix concrete supplier
Portage, MI
(269) 327-1956

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Nieboer Concrete Design
4.7 (15) · Concrete contractor
Kalamazoo, MI
(269) 823-8672

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Consumers Concrete
No reviews · Corporate office
Kalamazoo, MI
(800) 643-4235

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Mack Industries of Kalamazoo
3.3 (6) · Concrete product supplier
Kalamazoo, MI
(269) 381-1550
Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Peterman Concrete
5.0 (1) · Ready mix concrete supplier
Battle Creek, MI
(269) 968-8466
Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Consumers Concrete
No reviews · Ready mix concrete supplier
Three Rivers, MI
(269) 273-4125
Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Consumers Concrete Paw Paw Plant
No reviews · Ready mix concrete supplier
Paw Paw, MI
(269) 342-0136

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Consumers Concrete
3.0 (2) · Ready mix concrete supplier
Battle Creek, MI
(269) 965-2323
Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Elmer’s Concrete LLC
No reviews · Concrete contractor
Kalamazoo, MI
(269) 655-4584

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Home Acres Building Supply
1.0 (1) · Building materials supplier
Portage, MI
(269) 323-4663

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Pro Desk at The Home Depot
No reviews · $ · Building materials store
Portage, MI
(269) 324-8729
Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Dave’s Concrete Products Inc
5.0 (8) · Ready mix concrete supplier
Lawton, MI
(269) 624-4100
Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Consumers Concrete
No reviews · Ready mix concrete supplier
Sturgis, MI
(269) 651-2212
Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Raymond Road Redi Mix
4.3 (4) · Ready mix concrete supplier
Battle Creek, MI
(269) 962-4058
Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Consumers Concrete Corporation
No reviews · Ready mix concrete supplier
Byron Center, MI

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

High Grade Materials Co
3.0 (2) · Ready mix concrete supplier
Caledonia, MI
(616) 554-8828
Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Consumers Concrete
No reviews · Ready mix concrete supplier
Holland, MI
(616) 392-6190
Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

WEBSITE

DIRECTIONS

Image result for white concrete truck pouring concrete

Cities near and around Kalamazoo, MI we service, (888) 237-2746 Kalamazoo, MI

Allegan, Athens, Augusta, Battle Creek, Bedford, Bloomingdale, Climax, Cloverdale, Comstock, Delton, Dowling, East Leroy, Fulton, Galesburg, Gobles, Hickory Corners, Kalamazoo, Kendall, Lawton, Leonidas, Marcellus, Martin, Mattawan, Mendon, Nazareth, Oshtemo, Otsego, Paw Paw, Plainwell, Portage, Richland, Schoolcraft, Scotts, Sherwood, Vicksburg

 

Zip Codes near Kalamazoo, MI we offer Concrete Blocks and Rebar

49001, 49002, 49003, 49004, 49005, 49006, 49007, 49008, 49009, 49010, 49011, 49012, 49015, 49016, 49019, 49020, 49024, 49026, 49034, 49035, 49037, 49041, 49046, 49048, 49050, 49051, 49052, 49053, 49055, 49060, 49062, 49065, 49066, 49067, 49070, 49071, 49072, 49074, 49077, 49078

Image result for Kalamazoo, MI
Map of Kalamazoo

map expand icon
Kalamazoo
City in Michigan

Description

Kalamazoo is a city in southern Michigan. The Kalamazoo Valley Museum offers science, technology and history exhibits, plus a planetarium. American and European art form the core collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. To the south, the Air Zoo museum features vintage aircraft, flight simulators and rides. The multi-use Kalamazoo River Valley Trail runs through the city, linking parks and nearby communities.

We deliver materials nationwide.

Choose from gravel, fill dirt, topsoil, concrete building blocks and mix material, rebar, precast concrete, asphalt, sand, clay, river rock, limestone, crushed recycled concrete, riprap and manure.

National Site Materials of Kalamazoo, MI www.Kalamazoositematerials.com

6375 E K Ave

KalamazooMI@NationalSiteMaterials.com 49048

Nationalsitematerials789

Author Since: 16 / Apr / 2019

About Author

Leave a Comment

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>
Show Buttons
Hide Buttons