Salvaged Materials

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Salvaged Materials: Urbanite

Intent: Extend the life cycle of targeted building materials by reducing environmental impacts related to materials manufacturing, transport, and disposal.


This planter was constructed with broken concrete pieces, or 'urbanite', salvaged from the jobsite

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The pieces of this urbanite dry-stacked walll were stained with ferrous sulfate to give them a golden tone

Design: Sustainable Landscape Designs, Sherri Osaka

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Concrete flatwork can be sawcut and used to construct attractive new walls

Design: Garden Escapes, Chris Todd

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Close up image of sawcut concrete wall made from salvaged pieces

Design: Garden Escapes, Chris Todd

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Urbanite used as stepstones (with pami pebbles in between)

Design: Stephanie Curtis, Curtis Horticulture

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Urbanite can also be mixed with brick and other materials for pathways

Design: East Bay Wilds, Peter Vellieux

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Rough Textured Wall stained with Ferrous Sulfate

Design: HLD Group, Staining: Earthcare Landscaping

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Simple broken concrete pieces from onsite re-used as stepstones

Design: Stephanie Morris

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Custom stepstones created with used tile pieces

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Stained urbanite patio

Design: Stephanie Morris, Installation: Earthcare Landscaping

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Vegetable and herb planters

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Larger walls can also be constructed (be sure to check into local code/permit requirements)

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