As specialists in natural stone products, and one of the largest importers and distributors of reclaimed cobblestone, our company believes that natural stone and reclaimed stone are products that support a healthier, sustainable environment.
The American Society of Landscape Architects web site published this article, Sustainable Residential Design: Using Low-Impact Materials, which discusses how “integrated site design” can improve water, entergy efficiency and reduce waste. It explains that new and non-recyclable materials used in homes and landscapes consumes enormous amounts of resources to produce and distribute, and then create additional waste when they are demolished. In addition, homeowners can significantly increase the quality of the environment through the use of innovative low-impact materials. These materials include permeable, recycled, recyclable ,non-toxic materials. Using these materials can minimize consumption of newer materials, enable a continual reuse of limited natural resources, and decrease waste and environmental pollution.
Reclaimed cobblestone that has been kept from landfills, such as Historic European Cobblestone®, is a product that benefits both the homeowner and environment. The way this material is installed plays an important role as well. Use a natural sub-base when possible which assists in permeability (storm water run-off) and in the ability to be 100% recyclable again in the future. Give us a call to discuss your specifications and discover how reclaimed cobblestone, and other natural stone materials are a better choice for your project.