3 Reasons to Use Recycled Steel for Your Construction Project

Prospect Foundry August 18, 2022

Efficiency in all aspects of construction is paramount for a successful project. Considering various factors including cost, waste and quality of materials should be prioritized when undergoing a construction project. Using recycled materials in construction, most notably recycled steel, can upscale projects and optimize costs.

Steel is one of the most recycled materials in the U.S. Because of this, manufacturers and architects are able to use recycled steel for construction easily and affordably. Equipped with recycled materials, construction projects can be completed efficiently, helping the environment as well as the company. 

Recycled Steel Reduces Waste

Scientists estimate that using one ton of recycled steel scrap saves approximately four tons of CO2 in new steel production. Incorporating recycled products into construction projects can reduce harmful environmental waste. 

This also, in turn, reduces costs of energy and production. Major construction projects are costly. Project managers may try to find ways to cut costs and improve the cost-benefit ratio of the construction project. One of the best ways to do this is to use recycled steel for construction, rather than mining and producing new steel. The benefits of recycled steel go far beyond waste and cost efficiency, as well. 

Recycled Steel Is Strong 

Strength is a necessity in construction – which is why builders often turn to steel. In fact, recycled steel retains much of its quality, strength and durability after it has been recycled and re-produced. 

Major construction projects rely on heavy duty materials that will withstand the test of time. Iron and steel are two of the most common materials for construction because of their durability and quality. What makes recycled steel an attractive material is its lasting strength after its initial usage. 

A row of pipes made of recycled metal.

Steel Can Be Re-Recycled

Because steel is one of the most recycled materials in the U.S., project managers can benefit from re-recycling steel upon project completion. By using recycled steel for construction, managers can reduce costs and waste early on in the project. Then, if there are leftover materials or if there is a project update later in the life cycle, the recycled material can be reused elsewhere. The materials do not go to waste and can be repurposed or even sold. 

Project managers can confidently undertake new construction with recycled materials knowing that they can benefit not only the current project but future projects, as well. By recycling and repurposing recycled steel and other materials, there is low risk of financial loss or project waste. 

Improve Your Project With Prospect Foundry

Whether you need recycled materials or new cast iron, partner with Prospect Foundry for your next construction project. We have built a strong reputation of producing quality casts and products for industrial, agricultural, construction and transportation markets. 

Prospect Foundry will work with you to produce superior quality products. No matter the complexity or simplicity of your casting needs, our experience will back you and your project. Contact Prospect Foundry for a quote and to elevate your project. 

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