If you are a home or business owner who needs substantial construction work done, there are many things you need to know about the construction process. A key component of the construction is how to reduce the waste once it has been completed. Excavation and land clearing will inevitably result in large piles of rubble and debris. How do you go about getting rid of these piles? Well, one of the ways you can dispose of waste and raw materials after the completion of a large scale construction project is to crush the materials. This process is known as material crushing.
Material crushing is the process where large particles are crushed into smaller ones. Crushing the material in such a manner carries out a number of functions. First, when you have large piles of material that include bulky rocks, it can be difficult to transport and eliminate this waste without causing damage to equipment.
On-site Material Crushing
Companies that offer on site material crushing will help to save the consumer time and money. If you have any waste materials on your construction site that are particularly bulky or difficult to move, you’re going to spend a lot more money trying to deal with the implications of this if on-site material crushing isn’t available. Because of this fact, make sure that the company you hire offers on-site material crushing services.
Types of Crushing Equipment
There are many different types of crushing equipment. However, some are not suitable for on-site material crushing. Two types of crushing equipment that are suitable for on-site material crushing are impact and compression crushers:
An impact crusher is an easy to operate and highly efficient type of crusher. It is designed to crush materials by sheer impact. In a Vertical Shaft Impactor (VSI), the rotor literally throws the rocks against the crushing chamber.
The basic principle of a compression crusher differs from an impact crusher in that it uses compression as opposed to impact. Where an impact crusher throws the material in order to crush it through the force of impact, a compression crusher exerts significant pressure on the material, causing it to break down.
What happens if you have construction or demolition debris that has some waste and some usable material in it? Perhaps you want to save some parts of the material for a future project, but still want to get rid of the rest of it. Alternatively, you might want the materials crushed into a finer grain before making further use of it. In any of these instances, material screening helps you to reduce the amount of waste you actually transport to the landfill site, and also saves you money on materials for future projects.
Screening equipment acts like a sieve by separating larger particles from smaller ones. The latest screening equipment has the ability to essentially customize the size of the particles you want. As a consumer, it’s a responsible choice to take advantage of the material screening process often available on-site. It allows you to look ahead and decide what size of material you could use in future construction projects. For example, if you have just finished a construction project on your residential or commercial lot, you might now have the structures you require. However, looking ahead, you might realize that you need more crushed stone to create pathways or a driveway on the site. This is why you should think carefully about what further work needs done before sending the construction debris immediately to a landfill site.
Material screening can be used for a number of functions aside from simply dividing particles according to size. It is also used to wash, remove water from, and remove dust from, materials. The key to choosing the right type of screen is to know what you need the screened material for. From this initial phase, you then deduce the properties of the end material and go from there.
Dump Truck Hauling
What happens after the material crushing process? You now have piles and piles of waste materials cluttering the construction site. Sure, the piles may be composed of finer particles, but this still doesn’t address the problem of removing the waste from the site.
This is where dump truck hauling comes in. Dump truck hauling is used to transport the large piles of demolition or excavation waste. Dump trucks are great for transporting loose material like sand or gravel, so it makes sense to crush the particles before moving on to the hauling stage.