Recycled Tire Rubber: Construct with Confidence

Whether you need backfill, drainage material or small rubber particles to manufacture construction materials, recycled rubber is a durable, crack-resistant and material up to the task. Organizations are increasingly turning to repurposed end-of-life tires, especially to make rubber goods, such as flooring and underlayments, sealants, coatings, caulking and waterproof membranes. Manufacturers also add finely ground rubber to make superior paints and coatings, portable speed bumps and other road traffic equipment. In partnership with other companies, we continue to find new ways to leverage the incredible properties of recycled rubber.

Real World Applications

Rubber roofing material on a house

Construction Materials

Recycled rubber improves job sites every day. For instance, rubberized coatings can create a waterproof barrier on a wall or pipe joint, but the applications don’t stop there. Crumb rubber, or rubber shredded into uniform sizes that can be as fine as sand, is used in a variety of sealants, paint, coatings, roofing tiles, calk and weatherproof membranes. Recycled rubber’s advantages – being fade-resistant, crack-resistant and durable – are integrated into new products and help companies deliver high-quality, beneficial products to customers with a sustainable material.

A concrete building using tire-derived aggregate as backfill

Civil Projects

Recycled tires bring advantages to transportation projects from supporting retaining walls to acting as drain fill and insulation material. For concrete and brick retaining walls, many civil engineers’ first choice of backfill is tire-derived aggregate (TDA), especially if the walls are on extreme terrain. TDA is lighter and easier to transport than sand, rocks and concrete, also making it easier for crews to manipulate on worksites. Tire-derived aggregate provides exceptional drainage performance since it does not absorb water or solidify like aggregate with high calcium content. Plus, TDA is perfect to use around septic tanks to protect them from freezing and cracking. The final feather in TDA’s cap—it’s made from recycling an existing material instead of using a virgin resource.

Sustainable Products Used

Lightweight with Impressive Performance

67% weight decrease

Compared to conventional aggregate – TDA only weighs 700 lbs/yd3

0 load weight limitations

On accessibility ramps made from recycled rubber

33 tires

Are kept out of landfills with every yd3 of TDA

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